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, September 19, 2007

The Art of Crying - candidate for the Oscars!

The Art of Crying/Kunsten at græde i kor has been chosen as

Denmark's Oscar candidate 2008
for a nomination in the catagory:
"Best Foreign Language Film"

Read about it here: DFI (In danish)

Read about the other films selected: here. And here.

The Oscars

In 2000 Peter Schonau Fog's Little Man/Lille Mænsk was shortlisted for a Student Oscar Academy Award. Read about it here: Amber Film