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Brits bring the noise to CPH:DOX

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School in the Cloud

13th March 2018

Copenhagen's documentary festival (15-25 March) features an impressive array of British filmmaking and musical talent.

This year London band The xx are guest curators at CPH:DOX and will be there to play two DJ sets and present a film programme they've curated which includes work by British filmmakers attending the festival: Kim Longinotto, Charlie Lyne and Francis Lee. The British Embassy will be hosting a reception just before the screening of Lee's God's Own Country, which opens the programme, to celebrate all the UK talent at CPH:DOX. Other highlights include:

Harmony: world premiere in NEXT:WAVE, the competition for emerging filmmakers, attended by director Frederick Paxton.
Fred : world premiere Special Screening attended by director Paul van Carter.
The School in the Cloud: world premiere Special Screening attended by director Jerry Rothwell.
The Ice King: international premiere Special Screening attended by director James Erskine.
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A: screening in Sound & Vision with artist M.I.A. in attendance to give a talk about the role of art in activism.
The Ballad of Shirley Collins: screening in Sound & Vision, with Shirley Collins & The Lodestar Band giving their first Danish concert at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
Time Trial: attended by director Finlay Pretsell with a live concert from electronic musician Dan Deacon who made the soundtrack.

And last but by no means least there is BBC Planet Earth II - Live in Concert: goosebumps and dropping jaws guaranteed with the BBC's spectacular nature documentary series on a giant screen with an 80-musician symphony orchestra.

British Council Film Programme Manager Gary Thomas will be there to attend CPH:CONFERENCE. For more info on all the UK films and the full CPH:DOX programme visit