Trier is back, and his Cannes stunner ‘The House That Jack Built’ will have its Danish gala premiere opening the 10th edition of CPH PIX – Denmark’s largest feature film festival.

Photo: Zentropa/Christian Geisnæs

Few Danish films have been as highly anticipated as the latest from maverick filmmaker Lars von Trier, and when ‘The House That Jack Built’ kicks off the 10th CPH PIX at the Imperial cinema in Copenhagen on September 26th, it highlights the festival’s special focus on bold filmmaking and Danish cinema.

“We couldn’t ask for a better opening film. It was talk of town in Cannes but no one in Copenhagen has had a chance to experience it yet, and they are in for a treat,” says Festival Director Jacob Neiiendam. “We are thrilled that Zentropa and Lars himself has decided to premiere with us before the films domestic release on November 29.”


Matt Dillon stars as Jack in ‘The House That Jack Built’ – a failed architect turned serial killer. We follow the life of Jack through 12 years and the killings he commits. Each murder is a work of art to Jack, and despite the police zoning in on him, he grows increasingly daring and takes risk after risk in his attempt to create the ultimate murder masterpiece. Besides Dillon, the film is also starring Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, Siobhan Fallon Hogan and Sofie Gråbøl among others.

‘The House That Jack Built’ is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa Group in co-production with Film i Väst, Copenhagen Film Fund, Slot Machine, with support from Danish Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Centre National du Cinema et de l’image animée, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Eurimages, Creative Europe Programme – media of the European Union, and in cooperation with DR, ZDF/ARTE, SVT. Nordic distribution through Nordisk Film and TrustNordisk handles international sales.


New local as well as international talents will also be on display in the full programme, which will be released September 5th. Already confirmed for the New Talent Grand PIX competition are Isabella Eklöf’s ‘Holiday’ and Rasmus Kloster Bros ‘Cutterhead’. They will be joined by eight other films in the festival’s competition for first-time directors.


The full festival programme is announced on September 5th.

CPH PIX runs between September 27th September and 10th October in Copenhagen.


‘The House That Jack Built’ is the opening film at CPH PIX’s official opening gala on September 26th in Imperial. Tickets are available for purchase in September.


Press release from CPH PIX