At Cinemas: Four more DOX tips to tempt you
AND SO … we enter the concluding week of CPH:DOX – an event that sees nearly all of our city’s cinemas invaded by the best documentary films currently doing the global rounds.
Nothing this year has come close to 2012’s DOX winner The Act Of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer. Except for perhaps his new film, The Look Of Silence. Don’t worry. If you didn’t catch it at DOX, it arrives at cinemas nationwide this Thursdaty and is reviewed this issue.
Other general releases include Captive, a poorly received film from celebrated director Atom Egoyan, and Fury, a WWII actioner from David Ayer (Training Day), starring Brad Pitt and an unwashed Shia LaBeouf.
My DOX recommendations for the coming week are as follows – be sure to book early.
Grand Teatret, Nov 13, 14:20; Empire Bio, Nov 15, 16:30
Laura Poitras gained intimate access to today’s most famous whistleblower when she received an email telling her he was in possession of knowledge that would change the world. This is Edward Snowden’s story – from the inside.
Grand, Nov 13, 21:30 (Q&A with director Robert Greene and Brandy Burre)
Brandy Burre was a regular character in the award-winning HBO series The Wire. Since then she’s raised a family and the only roles she’s been playing are mother and housewife. Now, she’s trying to get back in the game. An enigmatic drama/doc hybrid about the line between real life and films.
Cinemateket, Nov 14, 18:45 (Q&A with director Pedro Costa)
Ventura, an ageing immigrant in Portugal, is hospitalised and in a state between melancholy and madness. A labyrinthine psychodrama by one of today’s most important and original directors, Horse Money promises to be a hair-raising fever dream with a language all its own.
The Salt Of The Earth
Park Bio, Nov 16, 16:00
For four decades, photographer Sebastião Salgado has travelled the world, documenting an ever-changing humanity. Alongside Juliano, Salgado’s son, director Wim Wenders has made this tribute to the man’s life and work.