As part of CPH:DOX’s 2023 Film Festival in Copenhagen, the following films related to Asia’s contemporary society will be screened, accompanied by talks and debates with experts and film directors.
AUM: The Cult at the End of the World: The incredible story of how a harmless yoga school turned into a Buddhist death cult that launched a terrorist attack on the Tokyo subway is a disturbingly universal journey into a closed world of radicalisation and extremism.
Eat Bitter: A local construction worker and a Chinese engineer are assigned to build a bank in the Central African Republic. But time and resources are scarce, there are rumours of civil war – and their personal lives are not going too well either.
Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV: The first major film about the visionary video artist and conceptualist Nam June Paik is a compelling story of a completely unpredictable creative being who has never been more relevant than in our own media-saturated moment.
Total Trust: The first major film about the Chinese surveillance state is a disturbing tale of technology, (self-)censorship and abuse of power in the 21st century. Two families fight for justice from within the digital prison.
The Last Year of Darkness: Bass-heavy and neon-coloured portrait of the alternative Chinese youth in a country in constant state of change that now threatens the underground club Funky Town. A haven for outsiders who live every weekend like it’s their last – and it might soon be.
Yoyogi: Beautifully observant film from Tokyo’s answer to Central Park, a much-needed respite for millions of people that daily evolves into a picture-perfect, absurdist piece of real-life theatre.
In connection with this, the organisers behind the film festival have been so kind as to share with us a coupon code for the abovementioned films. Simply type DOX23 when buying your tickets online and get a 20% discount!