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.

Spring 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 Swedish Comedy-Drama A Man Called Ove and Introduction to the Club

Come and meet fellow cinephiles and settle down to watch the first screening together in the DIS Cinema! This year, we are opening with a Swedish film about Ove, a retiree who spends his days enforcing rules in his residential area and visiting his wife’s grave. He has finally given up on life, just as an unlikely friendship develops with his new neighbors. The movie contains Nordic humor, characterized by its mix of serious subjects and jokes. The session is a hyggelig introduction to the club as well as of Nordic comedic film tradition.

Date: Monday, January 29
Time: 18:30
Location: DIS Cinema (located next to the DIS Library)

Session 2: Film Screening at Cinemateket, the Danish Film Institute

This is your opportunity to immerse yourself 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: Friday, February 16
Time: 21:30
Location: Cinemateket

Session 3: Film Screening at CPH:DOX Festival

CPH:DOX Festival is one of the world’s biggest international documentary film festivals, and it’s set in Copenhagen. They feature both big international films and small artsy productions. It is their mission, through documentary film, to build bridges between film and a variety of other related art forms – such as music, media, and performance art. We will go for a real documentary film festival experience to watch one of the many alternative films that the festival has to offer.

Date: Monday, March 19
Time: 19:00
Location: Meeting Spot TBA

Session 4: Concluding: The Historic Drama Land of Mine

The 9th of April is not only the date of this epic final session, historically, it is also the day Germany invaded Denmark in 1940. So for our last session, we will watch ‘Land of Mine,’ a film set in post-World War II Denmark, where a group of young German POWs is forced to clear a beach of thousands of landmines under the watch of a Danish sergeant. There will be popcorn, drinks and the session will be followed by a concluding social film quiz with prizes.

Date: Mandag, April 9
Time: 18:30
Location: Huset KBH