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

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Göteborg International Film Festival

The Art of Crying/Kunsten at græde i kor has been invited to:

Göteborg International Film Festival
(26. jan - 5. feb. 2007)

In Nordic Competition.

lördag: 27/1 17.30 Draken
söndag: 28/1 12.30 Folkan
tisdag: 30/1 17.30 Handels

Facts about Göteborg International Film Festival
Today, Göteborg International Film Festival is the biggest public film festival in Scandinavia. Each year, some 450 films from 60 countries are screened for 115 000 visitors. Additionally, some 60 film related seminars attract roughly 6 000 visitors. The aim of the festival is today two-fold. Firstly, and most importantly, it's a yearly opportunity to offer interested viewers a broad program of films that not always reach the cinemas. Secondly, it's a meeting place for the Nordic film industry. To that end, in 2000, the festival established a market place for Nordic film. The ambition was to strengthen the role of the festival as a Nordic meeting place and to be the interational link to new Nordic films. During four days, new films are screened for an international group of buyers, distributors and festival representatives. The market place, which runs parallel to the ordinary festival, is called Nordic Film Market and hosts 180 specially invited guests each year. It is today the biggest single market place for Nordic films.

Press release here.