The opening film of CPH PIX 2015 is Jeppe Rønde's feature film debut Bridgend, which is based on true events from Bridgend County in South Wales where a wave of teen suicides shook the small community a few years back. In January, the film was screened at Rotterdam and Göteborg Film Festivals and won a Special Mention at the latter, and is off to compete at Tribeca Film Festival in New York end of April.
At CPH PIX Bridgend competes in the main competition New Danish Talent Grand PIX with two other Danish debut films: Thomas Daneskov's The Elite and Anne Sofie Hartmann's Limbo.
Read interview with Jeppe Rønde United in Death
Three other Danish feature films will premiere at CPH PIX. The thriller The Idealist by Christina Rosendahl plus the two directorial feature film debuts Long Story Short by May el-Toukhy and In Your Arms by Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm. At the film festival in Göteborg in January, "In Your Arms" took home the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film as well as the international film critics' FIPRESCI Award.
Director Christian Braad Thomsen's Fassbinder – To Love without Demands is a portrait of one of the world's most prominent directors. The documentary was selected for the Panorama Dokumente series at the Berlinale this year, where the film made its world premiere, while the Danish premiere will take place during CPH PIX.
Read interview with Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm Travelling with a Dead Man
Read comments by Christian Braad Thomsen in Love Is Colder than Death
World Premiere for Vinterberg
The closing film of the festival is the world premiere of Thomas Vinterberg's UK production Far from the Madding Crowd. The film, an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel of the same name, features Carey Mulligan, Juno Temple, Michael Sheen, and Tom Sturridge among others.