It's a mystery how Peter Schonau Fog manages to combine child abuse, a study of a rural community, affecting tragedy and black comedy into a satisfying whole, but in "The Art of Crying" he pulls it off. A gently offbeat study of a Jutland family in the early 1970s as seen through the merciless, innocent gaze of an 11 year-old boy, this refreshingly unconventional pic tackles its taboos with
compassion, grace and wit.
Jonathan Holland, Variety

Emotionally devastating and astonishingly mature, this is a unique feature debut. Steve Gravestock, Toronto International Filmfestival

A young Scandinavian genius tackles Bergmanesque themes of family taboos and relationships with pathos, humor, and a loving eye. Chiseko Tanaka, Tokyo International Film Festival

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Wins at Mannheim Heidelberg filmfestival

The Art of Crying has won the following prizes at Mannheim Heidelberg filmfestival:

The Audience Award

For the film most liked by the Festival audiense, regardless of genre and length.

Jury's Special Mention for

Jesper Asholt

"For creating an amazing acting achievement for his role of Henry,

in which he succeeds in accomplishing a portrait of a complex,

strong and amusing character"

Recommendations of the Jury of Cinema Owners

First: The Art of Crying

"The film is a tightly directed and sensitive tragicomedy.

Told from little Allan's simple-minded perspective, the film

moves the spectators without leaving a bitter aftertaste behind."

Congratulations to the cast and crew!!

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