Also in cinemas | Start with Lunch

If it weren’t for PIX, there would be lots of movies you couldn’t watch this week, unless you speak German (kinky Feuchtgebiete), Swedish (dramatic Mig äger ingen), Danish (historical D-Dag: Normandiet 1944), or have a kid who does (Detektiverne, Fjerkongens rige, Rio 2). 

Yes, it’s true, there is also the rather non-divergent post-apocalyptic teen romance Divergent, but unless you are a young adult, it’ll probably make you feel really old.

And while there’s nothing wrong with being old, feeling old will make you say the most obnoxious things, like All Cheerleaders Die – a politically incorrect mash-up of Beverly Hills 90210 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with lots of intrigue, lesbian cheerleaders, splatter and zombies on Monday at the ungodly hour of 11.59pm at Gloria.

Zombie cheerleaders may also be a good way of winding down from the sophistication summits reached by Richard Ayoade’s The Double, a film that largely takes place at night. It is only proper (since it is based on Dostoevsky’s novel) that it is introduced by a Dostoevsky expert and assistant professor, Tine Roesen, at 9.30pm at Grand Teatret.

Is this this all a bit too tame for you? I was hoping you’d say that! On Tuesday you want to pay the old hospital in Hørsholm a visit on entirely voluntary terms. As part of its ‘On Location’ series, PIX is organising an unhygge night of splatter and Stuart Gordon’s over-the-top ‘80s cult classic Re-Animator.

Alright, alright, I realise these choices only preach to the converted, so how about some introspection instead? Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (Nobody Knows) Like Father, Like Son (Sunday 7pm, Grand) has two parents discover that their six-year-old sons were mixed up at birth. What to do?

Join an open-air screening at Tivoli Gardens (Sun 8pm). Alfred Hitchcock’s underrated Torn Curtain  sees the protagonists enjoying lunch at Tivoli in its opening scene.

And, say what you will, lunch is a good way to start anything. Some things, like this movie and poppy-seed cheesecake, are plain black-and-white.