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, February 04, 2007

Cinematographer Harald Paalgard wins The Kodak Nordic Vision Award!

Kodak Nordic Vision Award
The same jury also chose the winner of the Kodak Nordic Vision Award. The Kodak Nordic Vision Award goes to cinematographer Harald Paalgard for "his sharp and sensitive camera work in Peter Schønau's film The Art of Crying. His images draws our attention to the human being and the human condition, creating a very special mood in this dark tale."

In swedish:
The Kodak Nordic Vision Award
The Kodak Nordic Vision Award på 50 000 kronor tilldelas fotografen Harald Gunnar Paalgard för hans "följsamma kameraarbete i Peter Schønau Fogs film Kunsten at græde i kor/The Art of Crying. Hans bilder lyfter fram människor och miljöer och ger åt filmens mörka historia dess speciella atmosfär."