The Animated Short Lars von Trier Made When He Was 11

Words like “adorable” and “cute” don’t come readily to mind when talking about Danish director Lars von Trier, but that’s exactly how you can describe the stop motion animated film he made when he was 11 years old. Sure, you can also describe the two-minute short — Turen til Squashland: En Super Pølse Film (The Trip to Squash Land: […]

Zentropa Files Complaint against DFI

Zentropa has released the following criticising the DFI’s decision to impose stricter requirements for Zentropa receiving subsidies:   Zentropa hereby files a complaint concerning DFI’s decision to set stricter requirements for Zentropa when Zentropa receives film subsidies in the future. Zentropa notes, first of all, that we fully recognise the role of DFI in film […]

Standing ovation for Ruben Östlund in Cannes

A long-standing ovation rounded off the screening of Ruben Östlund’s film Force Majeure. The full house in the Salle Debussy stood up and applauded for several minutes when the final credits rolled. The film is in competition in the section Un Certain Regard. Distributed in Sweden by TriArt film, the film’s international sales agent is Coproduction Office. Produced […]

When Animals Dream DFI Overview

The Danish Film Institute has published an insight about the Cannes film When Animals Dream. Read it translated below or the original Danish article here. There’s also a trailer on the page! Specifically. Trustworthy. Realistic. The word continues to jump out of the mouth of Jonas Alexander Arnby – not as cash statements, but gently and exploratory, while the director […]

Lars Von Trier producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen plans Viking epic The Long Ships

EXCLUSIVE: Maverick Danish producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen has announced details of his new $15m Viking movie The Long Ships – and that long-term collaborator Lars von Trier is planning an action movie. Speaking at the Film i Vast reception in Cannes, Jensen said The Long Ships (Rode Orm) – directed by Hans Petter Moland (In Order of Disappearance) and […]

TrustNordisk sells Levring and sets up own shop

TrustNordisk, which will this year be doing business for the first time ever from an apartment (23 Rue des Etats-Unis), is selling Kristian Levring’s Cannes entry The Salvation [+] and should also be handling the director’s new film, Detroit, a horror written by Lars von Trier. Although at the time of going to press TrustNordisk was reluctant to give any details about the […]

Lars von Trier Writes Horror Flick For Levring

In their usual cryptic way and to tease people’s curiosity, Zentropa posted these few words on their website on May 7: “Lars von Trier is currently working on DETROIT, a horror film written for director Kristian Levring”. Asked to comment, TrustNordisk/Zentropa’s press office said: “This is the only information we have at the moment”.  However […]