CPH PIX goes ‘All In’ at grand opening

The 9th edition of CPH PIX kicks off with the World Premiere of Christian Dyekjaer’s Copenhagen-set drama thriller ‘All In’ on Sep. 27 – igniting a 14 day film fest in the Danish capital.

Denmark’s prime audience festival focussing on fiction films will present no less than 14 new local features. In Christian Dyekjaer’s ‘All In’ actor Dejan Čukić puts in a stellar performance as a man addicted to gambling, who’s house of cards crumble when he gets his estranged 19-year old son in a depth to local gangsters. Other local films including the Locarno-winning ‘Winter Brothers’ from Hlynur Pálmason and Birgitte Staermose’s ballet drama ‘Darling’, following its World Premiere in London, as well as Mehdi Avaz’ ‘While We Live’ and Max Kestner’s ‘Man Divided’. The festival’s popular family (and school) programme, BUSTER, will also open and close with Danish films, Lotte Svendsen’s ‘What a Circus’ and the animated ‘The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear’. The box-office from these screenings will be donated to Save the Children.

World premiere: ‘All In’

Dejan Čukić is dazzling as Claus, the charming but incorrigible gambler, dreamer, cheater and car dealer. One day the gambler runs out of luck when Claus gets his 19-year-old son entangled in an insurmountable debt owed to the totally wrong kind of people. Now he must risk his life to set things straight. The gritty side of Copenhagen has not been depicted this strongly on film since ‘Pusher’, and therefore ‘All In’ is the perfect film to kick off the 14 days film festival in the Danish capital.

Grab a cold Carlsberg 1883 and mingle before the screening of ‘All In’ in Imperial. Afterwards, we celebrate the festival opening with an afterparty at Copenhagen’s nocturnal epicenter, Chateau Motel.

‘All In’
September 27th at 9:15 PM

Tickets: 120kr.
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Gala premiere: ‘Darling’

For the festival’s second grand gala, Birgitte Staermose’s ‘Darling’ invites us into the life of a dancer at The Royal Danish Ballet.

Danica Curcic plays the beautiful ballerina Darling – a shining star about to burn out. Her husband is a choreographer and setting up ‘Giselle’ at the theatre, with Darling headlining the ballet. However, she has pushed her body beyond its limits and collapses in pain during dance practice. Her career is suddenly over and the role of Giselle passes to Polly – a much younger, much less experienced dancer. While Darling struggles with abandoning her passion and being replaced by someone less talented, the film transforms into a dramatic theatre-worthy tale of love, power and jealousy.

Before the gala premiere of ‘Darling’ Politiken’s Audience Award will be awarded to one of its 10 competing nominees, and audiences can quench their thirst in cold Carlsberg 1883.

October 10th at 9:15 PM
Tickets: 120kr
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