CPH: DOX 2018/ 20 Films

I went for the link (see post below) that presents the programme titel-wise a-z to give you 20 recommendations, could easily have been more. Allan Berg and I will review and report when we get closer to the festival that starts in a month, March 15:

Raymond Depardon: 12 Days. RD is one of the classical socially committed French documentarians.

13, a Ludodrama about Walter Benjamin. Have no idea about this film, no director is mentioned but this made me interested: Seven years in the life of one of the 20th century’s greatest thinkers, while Europe slowly falls apart around him. An adventurous essay in the spirit of Benjamin.

Bernadett Tuza-Ritter: A Woman Captured. http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/4093/

Mikala Krogh: A Year of Hope

Extraordinary interpretation of the life situation of homeless children in the Philippines.

Mohamed Siam: Amal


Emma Davie & Peter Mettler: Becoming Animal

Great filmmakers, pitched at last year’s CPH:DOX: A visionary field trip to Wyoming’s wild and vast nature becomes a philosophical reevaluation of our relationship with the world that surrounds us.

Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor: Caniba

The people behind ”Leviathan”… first catalogue lines: The Japanese cannibal Issei Sagawa was imprisoned in Paris in 1981 for killing and partially eating a female fellow student. He was extradited to Japan and released due to a technical error, after which he started a career as a sushi critic, TV star, porn actor and manga illustrator.

Wiseman: Ex Libris – The New York Public Library

No introduction needed!

Agnès Varda & JR: Faces Places

Review will follow veeery soon of this Oscar-nominated film by wonderful Varda.

Boris Mitic: In Praise of Nothing


Talal Derki: Of Fathers and Sons


Göran Hugo Olsson: That Summer

Exciting for cinéphiles: A reunion with the iconic Beale sisters from the cult classic ‘Grey Gardens’ in a cheerful and picturesque time capsule from Long Island in the 1970s.

Mindaugas Survila: The Ancient Woods


Milo Rau: The Congo Tribunal


Jean-Stéphane Bron: The Paris Opera

My francophile curiosity.

Jukka Kärkkäinen & J-P Passi: The Punk Voyage

I must see what happens with the great band, and after the first film, which I loved.

Vit Klusak: The White World According to Daliborek (PHOTO)

Staged neo-nazi film, provocative… is it really so bad in Europe?

Finlay Pretsell: Time Trial

David Millar, bicycle star, a close up according to Jørgen Leth a new bicycle genre is here introduced, loves it.

Barbet Schroeder: The Venerable W.

Heard about it: Meet the Buddhist monk, islamophobe and tireless hate preacher, who is the brain behind the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.


Mila Turajlic: The Other Side of Everything









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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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