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

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Kunsten at græde i kor selected for SÃO PAULO

Kunsten at græde i kor has been selected for



The 31st SÃO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will be held October 19 through November 1st, 2007. MOSTRA is an ABMIC – Associação Brasileira Mostra Internacional de Cinema non-profit cultural event. The State and the Municipality of São Paulo have established October as the official month for MOSTRA.

The 31st MOSTRA – SÃO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will include three sections:


– A competitive section for filmmakers with a first and second feature. MOSTRA has devised an innovating, democratic formula for competition. All of the films that comply with the regulations below and that are applying to NEW DIRECTORS COMPETITION must have copies available to be shown to the audience at least twice during the first week of the festival. The VOTE FROM THE PUBLIC will then define, from among all of the films in competition, a minimum of ten films to be shown during the second week of the festival to an International Jury consisting of persons from various countries of acknowledged importance to the cinematographic industry. The winners of NEW DIRECTORS COMPETITION will be awarded the BANDEIRA PAULISTA award, a trophy designed by artist TOMIE OHTAKE.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

"The Art of Crying" in San Sebastian - again!

San Sebastian has 'Cold Fever'
Festival tauts 'New Nordic' section
(Article from

BARCELONA -- Peter Schonau Fog's "The Art of Crying", Pernille Fischer Christensen's "A Soap" and Aleksi Salmenpera's "A Man's Job" are all set to unspool as part of the San Sebastian Festival's "Cold Fever - The New Nordic Cinema" section, announced today

Other films in the sidebar include: Tomas Alfredson's "Four Shades of Brown," Bard Breien's "The Art of Negative Thinking," "Parents" and "Children," both helmed by Ragnar Bragason, and Jens Lien's "The Bothersome Man"

"Cold Fever" aims to explore new trends in contemporary post-Dogma filmmaking Showcase
includes 38 movies from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland, and will be accompanied by a book, written by Danish film critic and writer Christian Monggaard.

"Cold fever" is one of the three sidebars announced by the festival The other two are a tribute to Philippe Garrel and a Henry King retro.

San Sebastian fest runs Sept. 20-29.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Svend nomineringer

Svend er den eneste store filmpris i Danmark, der helt og aldeles bestemmes af publikum. For det er først og fremmest årets mest populære film, der er på stemmesedlen, og hvem der vinder, ja, det afgør bl.a.'s og B.T.s læsere.

Svend-prisen er etableret i samarbejde mellem danske filmproducenter, danske filmudlejere og Svendborg Kommune ­deraf navnet Svend.

Se nomineringer og stem her.