The film has been selected for the following festivals:
Toronto International Film Festival:
THE ART OF CRYING, Peter Schønau Fog, Denmark
THE ART OF CRYING follows precocious 11-year-old Allan growing up in a household wrecked by the psychotic behaviour of his milkman father. Desperate to bring peace to his home and prevent a rival family from stealing his father's business, Allan begins to commit appalling acts, blithely unaware of just how atrocious they are.
San Sebastian Film Festival:
KUNSTEN AT GRÆDE I KOR/THE ART OF CRYING, Peter Schønau Fog (Denmark)
The 70s in a small, closed Danish village from which there’s no escape. A dairy farmer discontent with himself and the family he has contributed to forming constantly threatens to commit suicide in his endeavour to earn the love of the kids who console him in rather unorthodox ways. The monsters he has nurtured will leave home and create their own atrocities. A story seen through the eyes of a boy who has his own explanation for his family’s unusual situation. What sets out as a grotesque comedy soon turns into a fable gone terribly wrong.
Tokyo International Film Festival:
The Art of Crying Kunsten at graede i kor
Here comes a rookie director with formidable talent! A young Scandinavian genius tackles Bergmanesque themes of family taboos and relationships with pathos, humor, and a loving eye.
Director: Peter Schonau Fog
Cast: Jesper Asholt / Hanne Hedelund / Jannik Lorenzen / Julie Kolbech
And is selected for Biografklub Danmark: