Press release31.07.2003 Copenhagen International Film Festival has published the complete programme for the festival, which is being held from 13 to 20 August. The programme, along with brief notes on the 145 films being screened, can be read at www.copenhagenfilmfestival.com The festival will open on 13 August at Imperial Bio (the Imperial Cinema) with a screening before an invited audience of "Rembrandt", directed by Jannik Johansen. This film is the tale of four hapless thieves who suddenly find themselves in possession of one of the world's most valuable paintings. It was inspired by the biggest, but also most comic-opera-like art heists in Danish history, which took place in 1999 at the Nivaagaard gallery. "Rembrandt" is produced by Fine & Mellow Productions. Fourteen European films are in the festival competition programme and will compete for the Golden Swan. The films - originating from the UK, Norway, Spain, Hungary, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Ireland and Denmark - will be judged by an international jury chaired by film director Theó Angelópoulos. Three Danish films will participate in this competition: "The Bouncer" ("Manden bag Døren" Jesper W. Nielsen, Angel production), "Scratch" ("Bagland", Anders Gustafsson, Nimbus Film), and "The Tenth Muse" ("Afgrunden", Torben Skjødt Jensen, Point of No Return and DR TV Drama). The three films will be among a number of features receiving their premieres at the festival. Outside the competition the festival will feature a number of series: Nordic View, Focus on Europe, Zoom in France, Zoom in Germany, Zoom in Italy, Zoom in Spain, Zoom in New Neighbours, Hollywood Nights, The Other America, Orient Express, African Explosion, War Zones, Secrets of the Great Masters, Film on Film, and Tribute to Gabriel Axel. The Audience Centre in the auditorium at Dagbladet Politiken, 28, Vestergade, will be arranging various activities every day. There will be a joint Festival Centre at the Scandic Hotel for accredited participants and the media. For further information: Copenhagen International Film Festival (CIFF)www.copenhagenfilmfestival.comAnita Frank Goth, 3345 4735, email@example.com Interviews will be handled by Hammer PR firstname.lastname@example.orgDanish Film InstituteLars Fiil-Jensen, 3374 3559, email@example.comVicki Synnott, 3374 3438, firstname.lastname@example.org
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