The 10th CPH PIX (27 September to 10 October), which shines a light on debut directors from around the world, will introduce the Politikens Talentpris to celebrate new voices in Danish cinema.
The six nominees are all supported by the Danish Film Institute talent initiative New Danish Screen, and this new award is said to “pay tribute to new, distinctive film makers who will design the future of Danish cinema”.
The Politikens Talentpris will be awarded during a special presentation of Cannes winner Cold War (Zimna Wojna) at the Grand Theatre in Copenhagen on 6th October.
Directed by Josefine Kirkeskov
Iben is on a romantic holiday with his girlfriend in the Greek islands when they rescue a Syrian refugee woman from the sea. The presence of this new passenger creates tension and forces Iben to confront his past.
Directed by Laurits Flensted-Jensen
A story about three people chasing life and each other. Laura is on her way to a porn film casting. Niklas is trying to take care of two men with Down’s Syndrome, and Frederik is out to gain respect as a hooligan. In fragments of the past and present, we follow the protagonists on a journey of taboos and desires.
Directed by Rasmus Kloster Bro
A PR coordinator is visiting a subway tunnel under construction when an accident forces her to take refuge in an airlock with miners from Croatia and Eritrea. They put their lives in each other’s hands to survive the heat, pressure and mud in the claustrophobic cutterhead, exposing their radically different world views and forcing them to reconsider their lives.
Directed by Kasper Kalle
1648. King Christian IV of Denmark is dying and travels towards Copenhagen to see his beloved capital one last time. Along the way, Christian sends for his former wife to sign a document stating her acts of betrayal against him in order to restore his good name. But once reunited with the woman he loves and loathes, the past is set on fire.
Sticks and Stones (Brakland)
Directed by Martin Skovbjerg Jensen
When embezzlement forces Vesterby’s speaker factory to close, the town is bereaved of its livelihood, and Bjarke’s family is blamed. Being vilified by the community triggers the beast in Bjarke, and his friend Simon must decide whether to turn away or save him from self-destruction.
Directed by Isabella Eklöf
A love triangle featuring the trophy girlfriend of a petty drug lord caught up in a web of luxury and violence in a modern dark gangster tale set in the beautiful port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera.