Magazine article Screen International

CPH:DOX to Host 75 World Premieres

Magazine article Screen International

CPH:DOX to Host 75 World Premieres

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CPH:DOX has announced the full programme for its first spring edition (March 16-26), boasting 200 films including 75 world premieres.

The festival will open with Last Men In Aleppo [pictured], which was directed by Firas Fayyad and co-directed by Steen Johannessen.

Other highlights include a new cultural summit CPH:MEETINGS - about the political and social role of art in society; a VR cinema; a new children's programme; a new science section; a focus on the rise of populism; and an 11-film programme curated by musician Anohni.

Themes to be explored include the rise of populism and a "talk show" about the alternative facts of Donald Trump and Steve Bannon.

The children's programme will include titles such as Obscure about kids with PTSD; Childhood about a Norwegian kindergarten in the forest, and a film about Chinese children whose parents are in prison, Waiting For The Sun.

Anohni's picks include Jack Smith's short Scotch Tape, Andy Warhol's 1960s Screen Tests, John Waters' Pink Flamingos, Alain Resnais' 1955 Night and Fog, and recent New York Times short film 4.1 Miles.

Science selections include Voyage Of Time by Terrence Malick, Photon by Norman Leto, The Quantum Revolution by Vincent Langouch, and Food Evolution by Trace Sheehan and Scott Hamilton Kennedy. …

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