Magazine article Screen International

CPH PIX Launches with Dreyer Show, Iron Sky

Magazine article Screen International

CPH PIX Launches with Dreyer Show, Iron Sky

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Local productions screening include Carlsen's Memory of My Melancholy Whores.

Tonight, Danish director Carl Th Dreyer will return to the screen in the world premiere of Australian-British actor, director and choreographer Stuart Lynch's Dreyer, the Tyrannical Dane, a film and theatre show which will launch CPH PIX 2012 - the fourth Copenhagen International Film Festival, which runs through April 29.

Commissioned by the festival, the performance stars Norwegian-Danish actor Baard Owe, who played in Dreyer's last film, Gertrud (1964) - and it will be staged at Copenhagen's Dagmar Teatret, where Dreyer was cinema director for 16 years.

Tomorrow's opening film will be Finnish director Timo Vuorensola's dark sci-fi comedy, Iron Sky, introduced by Vuorensola and producer Tero Kaukoma; released last week (April 4) in Finland to become No 1 on the charts, it took 164,000 admissions from 164 screens during Easter weekend in Germany.

"I think we have this year found a good balance between films, popular events and cinema-related concerts, adding an extensive programme for the industry," said festival director Jacob Neiiendam, who has scheduled 158 movies for eight Copenhagen (and two provincial) theatres. …

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