1828 August 2005. Copenhagens annual Film Fest has a deliberately European bias and this year features the latest films from all over the European Union, including Rumania and Hungary. Israel, Russia and the USA also get a look-in among the almost 100 films screened during this 10-day event, which offers seminars and master-classes as well. The activities centre round the Dagmar Teatret Cinema, but about a dozen venues all over town are involved The international jury is headed by British director Nicolas Roeg, who will present the Golden Swan Awards for best film, best director, best actor, best actress, best script and best cinematography, the jury grand special prize and a jury special prize. Guest of honour this year is brilliant Greek film-maker Costa Gavras, who will give one of the master-classes. As a tribute to Gavras a retrospective of his films, including his latest (a French/Belgian co-production) entitled Couperet, Le Papirmanden, is to be shown at the festival. English is the festivals official language and all non-English language films will be subtitled in English. On 17 August Monty Pythons Life of Brian will kick off the festival at a free open air screening in Rdhuspladsen, (town hall square) sponsored by Carlsberg breweries, who are giving away 1000 chairs for the occasion. Tickets to individual screenings: 65Dkk Filmpass: 500Dkk.
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Copenhagen International Film Festival.
The Dagmar Cinema is at Jernbanegade 2, just off Town Hall Square. Tel : +45 33143222