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, June 28, 2007

The Art of Crying Nominated for FOUR Awards at Seattle

The Art of Crying/Kunsten at græde i kor has been nominated for a FOUR PROSKARS in the following categories of at the Seattle International Film Festival:

1) The Art of Crying for BEST FILM


3) Jannik Lorenzen for his role as ALLAN for BEST CHILD ACTOR

4) Jannik Lorenzen for his role as ALLAN for BEST DEBUT ACTOR

To see the PROSKARS coverage of SIFF in full, please go to for coverage in German and to see the same page in English. Once all the Nominees have been notified the final decisions will be made. They will be announced on the site first and then the Winners notified and congratulated.
The Committee is meeting on July 10th.