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

Monday, April 23, 2007

Kunsten at græde i kor wins the FIPRESCI AWARD in Lecce, Italy too!!

The Art of Crying/Kunsten at græde i kor
wins the:

Lecce, Italy.

The FIPRESCI Jury composed by Critics Marina Sanna, Ioanna Papageorgiou, Matyas Gyozo awards the prize to The Art of Crying by Peter Schonau Fog.

For the capacity of telling in a tragic, ironic way the sorrows and perversions of a family, through the eyes of an adolescent.

Read more here.

Congratulations to the cast and crew!