At Cinemas: Gett thee to the Jewish Film Festival

Late February line-up a must for film fans

The weekend saw some unsurprising Oscar gold for Birdman, a well deserved win for Patricia Arquette’s 12-year commitment to Boyhood (sadly, the only gold for Linklater’s masterpiece) and British actor Eddie Redmayne take the top actor’s prize for his turn as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything. That film opens on Danish soil this week and is reviewed in this issue. 

With awards season now winding down, we can put away our hankies and focus on the new meat of the movie year. First up on general release is Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service – a chop-socky Spooks from the director of Kick Ass.

The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death might just spell the demise of this fledgling franchise while Bruce Willis’s turn in Vice, an ill-advised Westworld rip-off, should not be confused with PT Anderson’s Inherent Vice, which is still out on release – and worth seeing.

From February 25 to March 1, Cinemateket is hosting Copenhagen’s annual Jewish Film Festival, now in its 14th year. The stated mission for the festival is to "throw light on problems that have long been overlooked and issues that must not be ignored”. 

The festival will feature the Danish premiere of the Oscar-nominated Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Ansalem in which an Israeli woman takes to the courts to defend her right to live a life apart from a husband who for years refuses to grant her a divorce. He is empowered by Jewish laws and traditions that stretch back over 1,000 years. Tickets cost 45-75kr (, 3374 3412). All films are presented with English subtitles.

On Thursday 26 February at 21:00 at Huset you can catch the Turkish documentary The Colours Of Cultural Diversity, which features interviews with 16 artists of various backgrounds: painters, musicians, sculptors, photographers, writers and singers – all of whom are living and creating their work in Istanbul. They discuss their cultural heritage and relationship with the great city. Filmmakers will attend for a Q&A. Free entry is available via