First day of the 2017 CPH:DOX. I went to the new festival centre, Charlottenborg, got my accreditation, ran into always energetic Frank Piasecki Poulsen, who ordered me to go up to see the impressive colourful so-called social cinema, where the morning had hosted a lot of young people discussing ”democracy”, meeting journalists and opinon-makers. Poulsen also told me to see his ”blue room”, where he resides with his ”Every Day” videos and a small kitchen, that is open – with Frank as cook – at 6pm every night… amazing! CPH:DOX is much more than a film festival-
I was happy to meet Norwegian Truls Lie, the man behind ”Modern Times Review” (MTR), the European Documentary Magazine, that
he is now launching at different festivals. At CPH:DOX 1300 copies have been put aside for ”distinguished guests”, as he put it, 500 will be given out to potential subscribers for the bi-annual magazine in newspaper format, this first one has 24 pages. He has been to the Swedish festival Tempo, he will go to Visons du Réel in Nyon, to Krakow… It is quite an achievement of Lie, around 30 reviews and several essays he presents, and a subscription gives access to the DOX archive for 28€ per year. 800 articles on documentary! Go to
Truls Lie is editor-in-chief of the monthly newspaper (in Norwegian) Ny Tid, which has (in Norwegian) a supplement for ”dokumentar og litteratur”, which is very actual and inviting. And funny for me to see my review of ”Mogadishu Soldier” in Norwegian language! With the original English version in MTR. Colleague Allan Berg and I welcome warmly Modern Times Review and have told Truls Lie that he is welcome to pick articles from www.filmkommentaren.dk. Glad to say that two filmkommentaren articles by Serbian Svetlana and Zoran Popovic are also to be found in MTR. To give you appetite to take a subscription let me mention some of the films which are dealt with: 21xNew York, Amazona, I am not Your Negro, Ambulance, Houston We have a Problem, Safari…
Photo: There it is on the wall of CPH:DOX new festival centre Charlottenborg.