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

Friday, March 16, 2007

Festroia International Film Festival

The Art of Crying/Kunsten at Græde i Kor has been invited to:

Portugal (June 1 - 10)

First Works (competition) present first works, giving the Portuguese audiences the possibility of discovering the first feature films of directors whose importance for the future evolution of the medium will be acknowledge by film critics and historians.

Setúbal, the headquarters of the International Film festival, is the centre of a vast region of unique characteristics, both in its landscape that greatly justifies its tourist vocation, and in its economic diversity, divided between traditional activities, such as fishing and agriculture, and the most modern industry.