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

Candidate for European Film Awards

6 Nordic Films Nominated For EFA

The European Film Academy announced on Tuesday September 4th the full list of 42 films from 26 countries on the selection list for the annual European Film Awards (EFA) 2007.
Denmark which had three films selected in 2006 has only one this year: Peter Schoenau Fog's The Art of Crying, Finland is represented by Aleksi Salmenperä's Man's Job, Iceland by Ragnar Bragason's Children and Baltasar Kormakur's Jar City, and Sweden by Roy Andersson's You, the Living and Jesper Ganslandt's Falkenberg Farewell. Norway is represented by Joachim Trier's Reprise, which will also compete against 10 other European films for the EFA People's Choice Award.The final nominations for the EFA Awards will be announced on November 3 at the Sevilla Festival de Cine European and the EFA Awards ceremony will take place in Berlin on December 1, 2007.
The selection is here!