THE FILMS NOT TO MISS AT CPH:DOX
March 5, 2018
Although spring doesn’t seem to be around the corner yet, we are starting to feel new energy and ready to open a new page of our Journal.
One of the things we are looking forward to this month is CPH:DOX, the International Documentary Film Festival which takes place March 15-25 . We have been following it closely for many years and this time decided to share with you our pics from this year’s program.
Much acclaimed, the winner of The Golden Eye prize in Cannes and Oscar nominee. The duo behind this film is the already classic french film director Agnes Varda and already cult french artist JR. Together they embark on a road trip around France to meet and photograph people. One of the most popular films since its premiere in Cannes last summer, it is driven by the curiosity to understand the world around us. Not to miss!
EX LIBRIS – THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
The film by one of the greatest modern documentary filmmakers Frederick Wiseman is a declaration of love not only to this historical cultural institution opened in 1911, but also to its users. 3 hours film (be prepared) is full of passionate conversations between librarians and borrowers, and includes Patti Smith and Elvis Costello among others.
Breathtaking road movie through Central Asia to Japan made by two Finnish filmmakers. The duo follow the footsteps of a reknown Finnish philologist to create their own very personal and full of dry Finnish humour travel diary, with all the components of a great adventure.
Dark and beautifully photographed film about Tjeliabinsk, a city the size of Copenhagen located in the Ural Mountains in Russia. It is a story of youth trying to live up to masculine and feminine ideals, but also a portrait of Russia which is both in the shadow of the greatness of its past and headed towards an unknown future.
THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING
Entertaining, insightful and critical film about art. A behind the scenes look at the art market, money, prestige and the price of being seduced. Key players of the art scene talk in their inimitable style about working in a sort of parallel economy in the run-up to to one of Sotheby’s auctions.