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

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Reykjavik International Film Festival

The Art of Crying/Kunsten at græde i kor has been selected for:

Main Competition

(Sep 27-Oct 7 2007)

Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) was founded in 2004 by a group of film enthusiasts and professionals with the goal of creating an annual international film festival in Reykjavik. The aim is to establish a major film event to enrich and enliven the local film culture, but moreover, to become an international attraction. We believe that by building up an innovative film festival in Reykjavik, our foreign guests will have a unique opportunity to participate in an exciting cultural event, as well as visiting a country renowned for its natural wonders and dynamic culture.

Special mention in Motovun, Croatia

The Art of Crying/Kunsten at græde i kor recieves a
Special Mention
in Motovun Film Festival, Croatia.
Read about it in croatian, and in english.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Warsaw International Film Festival

The Art of Crying has been selected to the Warsaw International Film Festival Oct 12 - 21 2007.

The Norwegian International Film Festival

The Art of Crying - Kunsten å gråte i kor has been selected to the main programme of The Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund 17. – 24. august 2007.

And will have a cinematic release in Norway 21. of september. SF Norge.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Peter Schønau Fogs debutfilm 'Kunsten at græde i kor' har netop vundet i kategorien 'Bedste udenlandske film' samt Runner-Up priserne for 'Bedste film' og 'Bedste børneskuespiller' (til Jannik Lorenzen), og er nu oppe på 16 priser i alt.

Der er tale om de såkaldte PROSKARS som uddeles af ifbm. Seattle Film Festival, hvor 'Kunsten' vandt tre priser ud af sine i alt fire nomineringer (Jannik Lorenzen var også nomineret for sin rolle som ALLAN i kategorien BEST DEBUT ACTOR).

Steve Clare, editor for PROST AMERIKA!, skriver i sin annoncering bla.:'Art of Crying won the PROSKAR for Best Foreign Language Film. Just as impressively, it won the Runner Up for Best Film altogether, which is an incredible achievement for a film in Danish with subtitles.'

Og fortsætter: 'Let's not forget the very talented Jannik who carried off the Runner Up for Best Child Actor. The first of many awards for him I think.'

'Kunstens' to børneskuespillere, Jannik Lorenzen der spiller Allan og Julie Kolbech der spiller storesøster Sanne, er begge blevet castet i lokalområdet, hvor 'Kunsten' er blevet optaget. Forud for optagelserne har de modtaget undervisning og coaching af skuespiller Sarah Boberg, og opbyggede et 3.persons forhold til deres roller. Dette har givet en professionalisme og troværdighed i deres arbejde, som mange har beundret.

PROSKARS nomineringer & priser:
1) The Art of Crying for BEST FILM - Runner Up
2) The Art of Crying for BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - Vinder
3) Jannik Lorenzen for his role as ALLAN for BEST CHILD ACTOR - Runner Up
4) Jannik Lorenzen for his role as ALLAN for BEST DEBUT ACTOR - Nomineret

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Kunsten at græde i kor wins award in Brussels

Prime Award for Best Film
5.000 € (distribution value) – chosen by the audience to

« The Art of Crying »

by Peter Schonau Fog

(Denmark - 2006)

The award was hand over by Philippe De Beer, Loyalty Program Manager de Prime