Unless you’re among the minority of film-goers who felt underwhelmed while experiencing a distinct déjà vu during Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the following information will be irrelevant to you. That’s because many people have decided to forgo other films in favour of ordering their fifth and sixth ticket to visit a galaxy far, far away. Meanwhile, some of us are no longer looking to the stars for cinema sustenance. Enter then, the eighth film by Quentin Tarantino: The Hateful Eight. QT’s best yet? See our review.
Other releases this week include the latest offering from Pixar, The Good Dinosaur which, despite being dubbed into Danish, is screening in selected cinemas in its original version. Set in an alternate universe where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes friends with a cave-boy.
Miss You Already follows the testing times during a friendship between two women, of whom one is starting her own family and the other has been diagnosed with cancer. Starring Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore, the reviews have been middling.
Of particular interest to readers of this publication is a one night event coming up on Friday at Cinemateket: Copenhagen for Foreigners, which is presented in collaboration with Copenhagen Architecture Festival. Starting at 19:15, you will learn, via films and conversation between experts, about Copenhagen’s future and its history.
To celebrate the release of a new film by the king of the quips, Quentin Tarantino, Cinemateket is screening a full retrospective of the director’s work on 35mm prints. Reservoir Dogs is showing this Friday at 21:15.
Finally, Cinemateket’s ‘Danish on a Sunday’ is a bi-monthly screening of Danish films with English subs. This weekend presents the work of arguably Denmark’s greatest film artist, Carl Theodor Dryer. Vampyr (1932) is unlike any vampire film you’ve seen before. It follows a young man’s attempt to save the soul of young girl, seemingly possessed. As ever, Dryer’s uncanny ability to depict a tangible sense of evil is unparalleled. Don’t miss this. It starts at 14:15 and an extra 40kr will get you coffee and a pastry. For a full program visit dfi.dk/Filmhuset.