• Description
  • One of the most playfully profound

    filmmakers working today, Lars Von Trier

    has always delighted in wallowing in the

    profane while tricking his viewers into a

    transcendence of vision. Stig Bjorkman,

    longtime Danish film critic and author,

    here spends an hour examining the career

    of Denmark's most notorious director.

    Using scenes from all of Von Trier's films,

    as well as rare glimpses of the director's

    8mm movies shot as a teenager,

    Bjorkman interweaves testimonies from

    actors and meditations from the director

    about his life and work, revealing that

    Von Trier always writes his own phobias

    into his script and that at his debut at the

    Cannes Film Festival he wore the same

    tuxedo owned by Carl Th. Dreyer in 1928.

    This documentary is essential viewing for

    any student 'Of contemporary world


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