April at the Cinematheque

CINEMATHEQUE. Satisfy your hunger for music films, explore Belgian cinema or immerse yourself in Technicolor classics. In April at the Cinematheque, there is a good number of films with English dialogue or subtitles for our non-Danish speaking audiences. Here's what's playing.

Living in Copenhagen? The Danish Film Institute's Cinematheque in the heart of the city presents a comprehensive programme of Danish and international titles all year round. To help our non-Danish speaking audiences navigate the films on show next month, this overview brings a selection of series containing films with English dialogue or subtitles.

Follow the links to see the full film lists and to order tickets (in Danish only).


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Printed programme for March-April (Danish only)

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Danish Films 2016 – The Critic's Favourites

The Danish film critic Nanna Frank Rasmussen selects her favourite Danish films from 2016. The series continues in April with the screening of these five titles: "Parents," "Where Have All the Good Men Gone," "The Commune," "Get Santa" and "Across the Waters." All films will have English subtitles. See more about the films in factsheets right.
Five films with English subtitles / Until 22 April 


New Belgian Cinema – van Groeningen and Lafosse

Belgium's Royal couple, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, will be visiting the Cinematheque during their official visit to Denmark, and what better occasion to put a spotlight on Belgian cinema. The series features films by Felix van Groeningen and Joachim Lafosse, two of our times' most promising voices – films such as "Belgica," "The Broken Circle Breakdown," "After Love" and "The White Knights." All, except "The Broken Circle Breakdown," have English subtitles.
Seven of eight films with English subtitles / 29 March – 11 April


Technicolor Tour – From Bagdad to Niagara Falls

The celebrated Technicolor system, which had its heyday in Hollywood between 1935 and 1955, was the first system to really open the audience's eyes to colour film. The series presents a number of classics that take us on a tour around the world – in marvelous colors. Visit Bagdad, Niagara Falls and the Himalayas in films by, among others, David Lean and Powell & Pressburger.
Five films / 4-16 April


Music Film Festival 2017 – Nine Days of Music Films

The fifth edition of the Music Film Festival features no less than 35 films, from brand new titles to the old classics, from jazz and classical to death metal. Enjoy everything from Prince, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash and Anita O'Day to Foo Fighters, LCD Soundsystem, Blur, Björk and Oasis – plus many more.
35 films and events / 22-30 April


Danish on a Sunday – Danish Films with Subtitles

Twice a month the Cinematheque presents Danish films, current or classic, with English subtitles to non-Danish speaking audiences. Playing in April are "Across the Waters" (9 April) by Nicolo Donato, about a Jewish jazz musician and his family's attempt to flee to Sweden during WWII, and "Satisfaction 1720" (23 April) by Henrik Ruben Genz, a historical drama about Tordenskjold, one of the most famous naval heroes in Nordic history.
Two films / 9 and 23 April

Watch trailer / Cinematheque March-April