CPH PIX opens with Flow

FESTIVAL. A group of young rappers who dream about their big breakthrough set the musical tone in Fenar Ahmad's feature debut "Flow", the film to open CPH PIX running 3-16 April.

Now embarking on its sixth edition, Denmark's largest feature film festival CPH PIX welcomes its audience to a two-week celebration of new films and a few hand-picked classics from around the world, and with its main competition, the New Talent Grand Pix, dedicated to new talents.

This year, Hollywood veteran William Friedkin will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Danish Film Academy, while a number of his films, including the legendary "The Exorcist" and "The French Connection", will be showcased in a retrospective series.

Fenar Ahmad's opening film "Flow", also one of the ten films competing for the main award, is a story about a young man, Michael, who grows up in a housing project and dreams of becoming a rapper. Produced by Beofilm, "Flow" is made with support from the Danish Film Institute's talent scheme New Danish Screen.

Other Danish films launching their national premiere at the CPH PIX are Christian E. Christiansen's "On the Edge", a drama about illegal street racing, and Pernille Fischer Christensen's Berlin participant "Someone You Love" with Michael Persbrandt as a battered rock star and Trine Dyrholm as his loyal producer. Read interview with Pernille Fischer Christensen My Films Grow Out of My Characters.

New Talent Grand Pix

These are the ten feature film debuts competing in CPH PIX's main competition, the New Talent Grand Pix:

Dir. Eskil Vogt (Norway, The Netherlands, 2013)

Casa Grande
Dir. Fellipe Barbosa (Brazil, 2014)

Dir. Fenar Ahmad (Denmark, 2014)

For Those in Peril
Dir. Paul Wright (England, 2013)

History of Fear
Dir. Benjamin Naishtat (Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, France, 2014)

Dir. Michalis Konstantatos (Greece, 2013)

Obvious Child
Dir. Gillian Robespierre (USA, 2013)

Small Homeland
Dir. Alessandro Rossetto (Italy, 2013)

The Babadook
Dir. Jennifer Kent (Australia, 2013)

Dir. Bas Devos (Belgium, The Netherlands, 2014)