Living in Copenhagen? The Danish Film Institute's Cinematheque in the heart of the city presents a comprehensive programme of Danish and international titles all year round. To help our non-Danish speaking audiences navigate the films on show next month, this overview brings a selection of series containing films with English dialogue or subtitles.
Follow the links to see the full film lists and to order tickets (in Danish only).
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Printed programme for May-July (Danish only)
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Twice a month the Cinematheque presents Danish films, current or classic, with English subtitles to non-Danish speaking audiences. In "Small Town Killers," Ib and Edward are tired of their lifeless marriages. After a fight with their wives they hire a Russian contract killer to do a hit on them, but they have badly underestimated their wives. "Darkland" tells the story of a successful surgeon Zaid who, after losing his little brother in a gang-related assault, gives up his privileged life to revenge his brother's death.
2 films / 11 June and 2 July (Small Town Killers), 25 June and 9 July (Darkland)
Visit big cities and the jungle, explore past and present, and experience escapism and social criticism in June's inaugural Latin American Festival. Brazilian director Marcelo Gomes and photographer Christian Vium are among the festival's special guests, and there's live music from Argentina, Mexico and Cuba. Many of the films are with English subtitles, including "Tamara" by Elia Schneider, "The Pleasure Is Mine" by Elisa Miller, "The Fire" by Juan Schnitman and "Joaquim" by Marcelo Gomes.
Films, talks and concerts / 1-30 June
In the 1970s Bob Marley secured his place in history as the unquestionable front-line figure of reggae, and with his band The Wailers he stirred public debate about race, stood up for the outcast and was pivotal in spreading Jamaican and Rastafari culture to a worldwide audience. Watch Kevin Macdonald's "Marley" and learn the whole story about the ganja-smoking and football-loving superstar whose music for many became a religion along the lines of Coca-Cola and facebook. The film shows rare recordings, pulsating concert clips and interviews with the people who knew Bob Marley best. Bar and DJ from 20.00.
1 film / 30 June
June's Film of the Month is the Greek comedy-drama "Suntan" by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, an entertaining and dark coming-of-middle-age story filled with grotesque humour. As the newly appointed doctor of a tiny island, Dr Kostis spends a dreary winter alone. By the time summer arrives, though, the island has turned into a thriving, wild vacation spot with nude beaches and crazy parties. When Dr Kostis meets the beautiful and flirty Anna, he falls hard for her and goes out of his way to conquer her. Before long, Dr Kostis is spending nearly all of his time getting drunk, partying hard, and even making out with Anna. What starts as a rediscovery with his lost-long youth, though, slowly turns into an obsession. See more at imdb.com.
1 film / 8-18 June
Did you miss out on some the exciting titles premiering over the past twelve months? May's series continues in June-July with a string of the most praised films from the past year. Catch such remarkable titles as László Nemes' "Son of Saul," Maren Ade's "Toni Erdmann," Andrea Arnold's "American Honey," Juho Kuosmanen's "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki," David Mackenzie's "Hell or High Water," Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea," Ken Loach's "I, Daniel Blake" and Alejandro González Iñárritu's "The Revenant."
14 films / 1 June – 8 July
The Cinematheque unfolds more films in its ongoing celebration of American auteur director Jim Jarmusch. The series continues until 5 July with screenings of "Mystery Train," "Dead Man," "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai," "Broken Flowers" and "Paterson."
5 films / 2 June – 5 July
The Cinematheque is closed during the summer from 10 to 31 July.
Watch trailer / Cinematheque May-July