The third Copenhagen International Film Festival (Aug18-28) has unveiled a ten strong line-up of European films for its maincompetition.
Danish cinema is represented by by Murk, Jannik Johansen's thrillerfollow up to his caper comedy Rembrandt.
German director Andreas Dresen follows up his festivalhit Grill Point with Willenbrock, the story of a successful used car salesman with a careergoing downhill. Sweden's Richard Hobert Harry's Daughter's starring Lena Endre andAmanda Ooms is apparently a nod to the cinema of Ingmar Bergman.
The festival has selected Berlin competitors LajosKoltai's Fateless from Hungary and Cristi Puiu's Death of Mr. Lazarescu from Romania.
Norway is represented with Bent Hamer's Factotum starring Matt Dillon asCharles Bukowski's alter ego. The film was formerly shown at the Directors'Fortnight in Cannes this year.
The jury comprises Nicolas Roeg (chairman), SusanneBier, Udo Kier, Baltasar Kormàkur and Arsinee Khanjian.Full Competition line-up
One Long Winter Without Fire, dir Grzegorz Zglinski(Switzerland)
Death of Mr. Lazarescu, dir Cristi Puiu (Romania)
Factotum, dir Bent Hamer(Norway)
Fateless, dir LajosKoltai (Hungary)
Harrys Døtre, dir RichardHobert (Sweden)
Live and Become,dir Radu Mihaileanu (Sweden)
Mørke, dir JannikJohansen (Denmark)
Up and Down, dir Jan Hrebejk (Czech Republic)
A Way of Life, dirAmma Asante
Willenbrock, dir AndreasDresen (Germany)