Concurrently with the screening of films in the Cinematheque, we'll be updating our Facebook www.facebook.com/copenhagenfilmhouse. Tune in, we'll be there several times a week with reminders of what's screening and what's happening at the Filmhouse.
Film of the month - The Passion of Joan of Arc
"The closeup of the tear-stained face of Marie Falconetti in Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc is one of the most famous images in all of cinema. Based on authentic records of the eighteen-month-long trial of the fifteenth-century warrior-saint in Orléans, the film brings a rigorous formal style, exquisite cinematography, and striking architectural sets to bear on the moral questions that surround Joan, her judges, and her ultimate fate. Falconetti had never appeared in films before and would never act again, but her performance here is ranked among the greatest creations of cinema." Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque.
The Filmhouse is not only home to the Cinematheque, screening films Tuesdays through to Sundays, but also to an extensive film library, the educational film studio FILM-X, a videotheque with some 1.500 titles available for viewing, a video & bookshop, and the café and restaurant SULT. The Filmhouse is also home to the Danish Film Institute, the national agency responsible for supporting and encouraging film and cinema culture.
The Cinematheque's monthly programme usually includes some 20-50 films with English dialogue or with English subtitles.
BOOKING & BUYING TICKETS
Telephone +45 3374 3412
Danish Film Institute
1123 Copenhagen K
Normal ticket prices are 40 dkk for members and 65 dkk for non-members.
You can join the Cinematheque: annual membership is 250 dkk (for two living in the same household 300 dkk). There is a 50% discount for students and retired citizens. Members also enjoy free entry to a number of films throughout the year.
The Filmhouse is located in central Copenhagen at Gothersgade 55, opposite the Kings Garden and Rosenborg Castle.
The Bus line 350S stops almost at the main entrance to the Filmhouse. The stop at Kronprinsessegade is closest.
BY TRAIN OR METRO
The Filmhouse in an 8-10 minute walk from City Hall, and Nørreport Station,centre for trains, the Metro, and buses.
Le Passion de Jeanne d’Arc / dir Carl Th. Dreyer, 1928 / 97 min.FRI 14/5 (free for members) + SAT 15/5 + SUN 16/5 + TUE 18/5 + WED 19/5 + THU 20/5 + FRI 21/5 + SAT 22/5 + SUN 23/5 + TUE 25/5. All days at 19:30.
There is a string of Dreyer film gems being screened this month at the Cinematheque. Check on Facebook (address above, and we'll keep you informed about how to access Dreyer with English subtitles). Also, there'll be updates on www.dfi.dk/english and www.carlthdreyer.dk.
Behind bars - past and present
Steve McQueen in "Papillon", helmed by Franklin J. Schaffner.
Share a cell for a couple of hours with Paul Newman, Steve McQueen or 'Clint'. Or, if you’re fluent in French, there’re films by Robert Bresson, Jacques Becker and of course the 2009 Cannes winner "Un Prophète" from Audiard. And, don't miss out on Nicolas Winding Refn’s British production "Bronson" and likewise the two Johnny Cash concert films screening in Friday Late Night. The selection of prison films is the choice of the Danish directors of 'R', Michael Noer and Tobias Lindholm, whose film opened in domestic cinemas to rave reviews in April.
Hunger / dir Steve McQueen, 2008 / 96 min / WED 5/5 at 19:00 + THU 13/5 + SUN 16/5 at 21:45
Bronson / dir Nicolas Winding Refn, 2008 / 92 min / FRI 7/5 at 21:30 + SAT 15/5 at 21:45
Carandiru /dir Hector Babenco, 2003/ Spanish dialogue / 145 min / WED 5/5 at 20:00 + THU 20/5 at 21:15
Cool Hand Luke / dir Stuart Rosenberg, 1967 / SAT 8/5 at 16:00 + TUE 18 at 21:45
Un condamné à mort s’est éshcappé ou le vent souffle où il veu / dir Robert Bresson, 1956 / French dialogue / 99 min /
SAT 1/5 at 14:00 + WED 19/5 at 21:45
Das Experiment / dir Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2001 / German dialogue / 114 min / SAT 8/5 at 21:45 + THU 20/5 at 21:45 + SAT 29/5 at 16:30
Escape from Alcatraz / dir by Don Siegel, 1979 / 111 min / WED 19/5 at 16:45 + SUN 30 at 21:15
Le Trou / dir Jacques Becker, 1960 / 114 min / French dialogue / SUN 2/5 at 16:45 0 SAT 29/5 at 14:00
Un prophète / dir Jacques Audiard, 2009 / 155 min / French dialogue /SAT 22/5 at 20:00 + WED 26/5 at 21:15 + SAT 29/5 at 21:15
Stalag 17 / dir Billy Wilder, 1953 /120 min / SUN 2/5 at 14:15 + TUE 18/5 at 21:30
The Hill / dir Sidney Lumet, 1965 /123 min / TUE 18/5 at 16:30 + SUN 30/5 at 18:30
Papillon / dir Franklin J. Schaffner /151 min / SUN 9/5 at 20:30 +SUN 16/5 at 14:15 + WED 26/5 at 16:45
R / introduction by dir Michael Noer & Tobias Lindholm /129 min / Danish/no subtitles /SAT 8/5 at 18:45
Friday Late Night - Johnny Cash
To garnish the programme Behind Bars, the Cinematheque presents the new documentary film about Johnny Cash' Folsom Prison concert from 1968, and as a bonus, there is the hour long Cash San Quentin concert from 1969. James Mangold’s biopic on Cash "Walk the Line" (2005) is screening in the programme Audience' Choice: TUE 4/5 at 16:15 + SAT 8/5 at 21:30.
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison by dir Bestor Cram, 2008 + Johnny Cash in San Quentin by dir Michael Darlow, 1969 / FRI 28/5 at 21:00 / 180 min with Danish introduction and break. Bar and DJ. Tickets 75 DKK, for members 50 DDK, include a drink.
Shanghai Dreams – tales from a metropolis
Image from "Suzhou River" by director Lou Ye
Writers and directors return frequently to Shanghai enticed by its exuberance. It becomes the exotic backdrop for their stories. With the World Expo in Shanghai (May-October 2010) in mind, the Cinematheque has selected the following films:
Apart Together / dir Wang Quan’an, 2010 / 93 min+15 min introduction in Danish / Mandarin dialogue, English subtitles /
THU 6 at 19:15 with intro + WED 12 at 21:45
Cities on Speed - Shanghai Space / dir Nanna Frank Rasmussen, 2009 / 60 min /
FRE 7/5 at 17:00 + WED 26 at 17:00
The White Countess / dir James Ivory, 2005 / 136 min / SUN 16/5 at 14:00 + SAT 29/5 at 18:45
Suzhou River /dir Lou Ye, 2000 / 83 min / Mandarin dialogue / SAT 1/5 at 19:15 + SUN 9/5 at 14:00
Shanghai Dreams / dir Wang Xiaoshuai, 2005 /123 min / Mandarin dialogue / WED 12/5 at 19:15 + SAT 22/5 at 16:30
Shanghai Triaden / dir Zhang Yimou, 1995 / 107 min / Mandarin dialogue /SAT 1/5 at 21:30 + THU 6/5 at 21:45 + SUN 23/5 at 14:15
Shanghai Express / Josef von Sternberg, 1932 / 86 min / FRI 7/5 at 16:45 / SAT 22/5 at 21:45
Maggie og Jake Gyllenhaal - American sweethearts on the dark side
Maggie Gyllenhaal in "Secretary", directed by Steven Shainberg
Instead of the keeping to the straight and narrow of teenage hubs and hearts, siblings Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal have chosen to cultivate the dark and the tabooed layer of American society. See Jake as the schizophrenic young man in the almost surreal "Donnie Darko", or Maggie in the white-trash drama "SherryBaby" (2006).
Crazy Heart / dir Scott Cooper, 2009 / 112 min / THU 27 at 19:15 (sneak preview)
Sherrybaby / dir Laurie Collyer, 2006 / 96 min / TUE 4 at 19:15 + FRI 14 at 16:30 + FRI 28 at 18:45
Donnie Darko /dir Richard Kelly, 2001 / 113 min / WED 5 at 21:30 + FRI 21 at 16:30
Secretary / dir Steven Shainberg, 2002 / 104 min / SUN 2 at 19:15 + TUE 11 at 21:30 + SAT 29 at 19:00
Rendition / dir Gavin Hood, 2007 / 122 min / SUN 2 at 21:30 + TUE 11 at 19:00
Zodiac / dir David Fincher, 2007 / 156 min / WED 5 at 16:45 + TUE 18 at 18:15 + WED 26 at 20:00
Brokeback Mountain / dir Ang Lee / 133 min / THU 6 at 17:00 + SUN 16 at 21:00
Casa de Los Babys / dir John Sayles, 2003 / 95 min / SAT 1 at 14:15 + THU 13 at 18:30 + FRI 28 at 21:30
The Dark Knight / dir Christopher Nolan, 2008 / 152 min / SAT 1 at 21:15 + SAT 8 at 18:30 + SAT 15 at 16:00
Kick off – Now to football!
The Cinementheque is warming up to South Africa's World Cup – Here are eight unforgettable films; close-up portraits of footballers, actors kicking off, and players spouting lines.
The Damned United / dir Tom Hooper, 2008 / 98 min /
TUE 4/5 at 19:00 + SAT 8/5 at 16:15 + FRE 14/5 at 21:30
Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait / dir Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno, 2006 / 90 min /
WED 19/5 21:30 + THU 27/5 at 21:45
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery + shorts / dir Thorold Dickinson, 1939 / 113 min /
WED 12/5 at 19:00 + SAT 22/5 at 14:15
Looking for Eric / dir Ken Loach, 2009 / 116 min /
TUE, WED, THU 11/5-13/5 at 12:30 + TUE 25 at 21:15 + FRI 28/5 at 19:00
… Og det var Danmark / dir Mads Kamp Thulstrup, Carsten Søsted, 2008 / 105 min /
SAT 1/5 at 16:30 + SUN 30/5 at 21:30
Pelé Eterno / dir Anibal Massaini Neto, 2004 / 125 min / Portugese-German dialogue /
WED 12/5 at 21:30 + SAT 22/5 at 14:00
Escape to Victory / dir John Huston, 1981 / 116 min / FRI 7/5 at 19:00 + FRI 21/5 at 21:00
Danish films – English subtitles
This screening is a centenary tribute to a distinguished actor Ebbe Rode, who would have turned 100 this May. He played opposite Oswald Helmuth in "Harry and the Butler" (1961), an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee, and moreover a competitor at the Cannes Film Festival. The story is about Harry, who makes his living as a caretaker of an auto junkyard. When he inherits a sum of money, he hires a gentleman’s gentleman, a butler.
Harry and the Butler / dir Bent Christensen / 105 min / THU 20/5 19:00
Robin Hood on Sundays
This month will see the premiere of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood film with Russell Crowe playing the role once played by Flynn, Fairbanks, Connery, Sinatra, Costner and others. On Sunday 2 May there are three Robin Hood screenings, "Robin Hood" (1938), "Robin and the 7 Hoods" (1964) og "Robin and Marian" (1976), and Sunday 23 May the same three films will screen, followed by a lecture (in Danish), and picnic dinner in the park.
Robin Hood with Douglas Fairbanks and Olivia de Havilland / dir Michael Curtiz, William Keighley, 1938 / 100 min / SUN 2/5 at 14:00 and 23/5
Robin and Marian with Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn / dir Richard Lester, 1976 /
107 min / SUN 2/5 at 16:15 and 23/5
Robin and the 7 Hoods with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis jr. and others / dir. Gordon Douglas, 1964 / 111 min / SUN 2/5 at 20:00 and 23/5
Robin Hood-Day with Sherwood-tucker / the three films above / SUN 23/5 from 14:00-22:00
The three films + coffee+cake + lecture + dinner at Restaurant SULT. 480 min.
Price for the entire day: 300 dkk. Tickets must be collected by 16 May.
Noon screenings – films of Ken Loach and Mike Leigh
Ken Loach og Mike Leigh are both political directors with a flair for instructing their actors. And both are unafraid of showing the undercurrents of English society.
The Wind that Shakes the Barley / dir Ken Loach, 2006 / 126 min / TUE 4 + WED 5 + THU 6 at 12:30
Looking for Eric / dir Ken Loach, 2009 / 116 min / TUE 11 + WED 12 + THU 13 at 12:30
All or Nothing / dir Mike Leigh, 2002 / 128 min / TUE 18 + WED 19 + THU 20 at 12:30
Life is Sweet / dir Mike Leigh, 1991 / 103 min / TUE 25 + WED 26 + THU 27 at 12:30