The fourthCopenhagen International Film Festival (Sept 21 to Oct 1) is spearheaded by tenEuropean films competing for the Golden Swan Awards. The jury of Robby Muller,Pawel Pawlikowski, Greta Scacchi, Kornel Mundruczo and Danish actress GhitaNorby will be judging the following films in competition:
Mouth To Mouth (Bjorn Runge, Sweden)
Happy As One (Vanessa Joop, Germany)
Along The Ridge (Kim Rossi Stuart, Italy)
12.08 East Of Bucharest (Corneliu Porumboi, Rumania)
Princesses (Fernando Leon de Aranoa, Spain)
Tomorrow Morning (Oleg Novkovic, Serbia)
The Lives Of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Germany)
Pierrepoint (Adrian Shergold, England)
As previouslyannounced, Lars von Trier has chosen to world premiere his new film The Boss of It All as the opening of festivalon Sept 21. It marks the maverick director's first world premiere in his nativeDenmark, rather than his usual Cannes.
In the lead up tothe festival, more international buyers than last year have already bookedtheir tickets to Copenhagen for the Von Trier premiere and about ten otherDanish films showing in the concurrent Copenhagen Screenings market.
The festival willscreen 145 European films under such strands as European Thrills, NationalFavourites and Untold Stories.
Masterclasses areplanned with Stephen Frears, Robby Muller and Goran Paskaljevic. Danishdirector Henning Carlsen will receive the Golden Swan Lifetime AchievementAward.
The festival, in itsfourth year, has moved from August to late September.