DIS Film Club

Share your enthusiasm and passion for European Cinema with fellow students, young Danes, and DIS faculty.

What is the DIS Film Club?

Film Club is a social and academic community, where faculty and students from DIS and the University of Copenhagen meet to develop and discuss their interest in art cinema and the European film scene.

Join DIS Film Buffs and Experts: Morten Egholm and Cécile Zimmerman

Morten has a Ph.D. in film studies and has written several articles on film history and Danish television, among other topics. He is the editor of film journal, Kosmorama, and watches around 300 films a year!

Cécile finished her Master’s degree in film and media studies with a production thesis, which entailed producing a media-collage and an academic analysis of the creative work process. When she is not watching movies or reading books, Cécile likes to draw and write stories — preferably while visiting museums and traveling the world.

Fall 2018 Film Club Sessions

The Film Club meets for four informal sessions during the semester, and these take place in the DIS cinema and throughout the city. Although we would love for all our members to show up at every session, we know from experience that sometimes some of you simply can’t make it or that things come up last minute – in that case, please cancel well in advance or as soon as possible.

Session 1: The Norwegian movie Thelma and Introduction to the Club

Come and meet your fellow cinephiles and settle down to watch the first screening together in the DIS Cinema! This year, we are opening with a Norwegian drama Thelma. The movie is directed by Norwegian auteur Joachim Trier. The movie tells the story of a confused religious girl who tries to deny her feelings for a female friend, which causes some suppressed mysterious powers within her to reemerge.

Date: Monday, September 3
Time: 18:00
Location: DIS Cinema (located next to the DIS Library)

Session 2: Film Screening at CPH PIX Festival

CPH PIX Festival is a Danish international film festival set in Copenhagen. PIX has a passion for feature films which is at the heart of the festival, as well as the strategy behind the festivals many concerts, debates and other events. We will go for a real film festival experience watching one of the many alternative European films that the festival has to offer.

Date: Friday, September 28
Time: 20:30
Location: Meeting Spot TBA

Session 3: Film Screening at Cinemateket, the Danish Film Institute

This is your opportunity to get immersed in a hotspot for Danish film enthusiasts and discuss with the experts! Just around the corner from DIS, Cinemateket has a program ranging from classical cinema to contemporary world and underground film, many in English or with English subtitles. They also screen Danish films with English subtitles on a regular basis.

Date: Monday, October 22
Time: 18:30
Location: Cinemateket, the Danish Film Institute

Session 4: Concluding: Adam’s Apples

We are concluding the semester with a Danish popular comedy Adam’s Apples (Adam’s Æbler in Danish) about a neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church. The movie contains some unique Nordic humor characterized by its mix of serious subjects and playful jokes. The session will be followed by a concluding social film quiz!

Date: Monday, November 12
Time: 18:30
Location: Huset KBH