Films galore at the Filmhouse

Plan your next rendezvous at the Filmhouse in August, when it opens its doors to over 80 film titles. This is a unique chance to see the genius of actor Kevin Spacey, see award-winning films from Mongolia, watch Charlotte Gainsbourg in her most daring and most moving roles, experience the extravaganza of Ken Russell, Britain's bad boy of the 70's, and enjoy Paolo Sorrentino's virtuoso direction.

You can also explore the bookshop, lounge in the lobby or relish an appetizer at the Restaurant & Café SULT. There's entertainment for the entire family with brunch and films on Sundays and movies for kids.

Some highlights of the August programme

August will see a retrospective of Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's four features and three short films, which includes his 2008 Cannes-winner "Il'divo". In his article claiming that Sorrentino is the next great auteur, Bilge Ebiri of New York Magazine writes: "Sorrentino's cinema, with its rapturous camera moves, its bursts of music, and its almost naïve belief that the screen can still evoke bold emotions, is the antidote to the Cinema of Lack." Read Ebiri's article.

This month's programme marks a new initiative: Film of the Month — one film is selected and given a screening for 10 consecutive days. August's film is Cannes-winner "Tulpan", by Kazakhstan born, documentary filmmaker Sergey Dvortsevoy. Reviewer icon Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote: "I swear to you that if you live in a place where this film is playing, it is the best film in town. Read Ebert's review. "Tulpan" is programmed together with nine Mongloian films for 21-30 August. All films have English subtitles.

The Filmhouse celebrates actor-director Kevin Spacey, 50 this year. He was unforgettable in the gangster thriller "The Usual Suspects", as the policeman Jack Vincennes in "L.A. Confidential", and delivered with irony and elegance the role of the demonic suburban husband in "American Beauty". This month Spacey can be seen in eight films and furthermore two films by his own hand: "Beyond the Sea" and "Albino Alligator". All films have English dialogue.

Become acquainted with the work of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Best Actress at Cannes Film Festival 2009 for her role in "Antichrist". This selection of nine of her films includes the controversial "Antichrist" and the Truffaut penned "The Little Thief", directed by Claude Miller, a film which marked her international breakthrough. In his review, Hal Hinson of the Washington Post wrote: "Gainsbourg herself is a captivating presence and she's perfect for her character … It's her face that mesmerizes us."

Don't miss the Danish feature with English subtitles, Kristian Levring's "Fear Me Not" or the series Artist Turned Filmmaker, where there's an opportunity to see the autobiographical tour-de-force, "Persepolis", an animated, awardwinning feature about a young girl's coming-of-age in Teheran, and Julian Schnabel's extraordinary "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly". In the Audience' Choice series, there is Mike Leigh's "Naked" and Carol Reed's "The Third Man". In Asian Night there is "Sell Out", a crazy satire followed by Malay cuisine; Silent classics this month include works from Eisenstein and Pudovkin screening to live jazz music.

Screening times for the films

The Filmhouse offers some 4-9 screenings daily (Mondays closed). The dialogue in most films is English. Screening times for all films shown at the Filmhouse in August are laid out in a flyer, available at the Filmhouse ticket office or online at this link: Filmhouse programme August. This overview shows the screening times of each film, together with the film's title in English, which links to the film database IMDB. This in turn links to a wealth of information for each fillm: reviews, awards, credits and synopses. Information about the film's dialogue language as well as the subtitled language, the director, and year of release is also included in the overview.

There's more … at the Filmhouse

The Filmhouse is home to one of the world's most extensive libraries of film and television literature, the DFI Library. Settle down with a film journal or a celebrity biography in the library reading room. A stills and posters archive is next door to the library and here you may purchase copies of posters and still images from Danish classics. Also, place an order for a DVD of your choice at the Film & Bookshop, or choose to watch one of the 1500 titles available in the Videotheque. You may even want to use our venue for your next birthday, a presentation, or a reception. More about Filmhouse activities and what we have to offer will be published on our site over the next quarter.

Become a member

You can join the Filmhouse screenings programme for an annual 250 kr. Membership is reserved for those 15 and over. The benefits include a 40% reduction in cinema tickets, bringing an admission down to 40 kr. Special offers in the Filmhouse Film & Bookshop, invitations to special events with film celebrities, and admissions to the popular Friday Late Night events with films, bar and DJ are all part and parcel of membership perks. For students and superannuants the annual membership is 125 kr. More about membership will be published on during the next quarter. In the meantime, the Filmhouse ticket office will be of service.

Opening hours

The ticket office is open Tuesday–Friday 9:30–22:00 and Saturday–Sunday: 12–22:00. Mondays closed. You may reserve tickets at +45 3374 3412.

How to find us

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 DFI. The stop at Kronprinsessegade is closest to the Filmhouse. The Filmhouse is an 8-10 minute walk from Nørreport Station, which services domestic and international trains, as well as the Metro. Nørreport is also a centre for a number of bus lines, among them 5A og 6A.