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

Nomination for the Nordic Council Film Prize

The Art of Crying/Kunsten at græde i kor has been nominated for the

Nordic Council Film Prize, 2007

Read aout it here: DFI and here: Nordic.

The Nordic Council Film Prize
The Nordic Council has set up its own Nordic Film Prize which will be awarded to manuscript writers, directors and producers.The criteria for winning the prize is the creation of an artistically original film that is rooted in Nordic cultural circles, in which the various elements of the film unite to form a harmonious work.
The Nordic Council Film Prize is worth 350,000 Danish kroner (approx. €47,000), and thus has the same value as the literature, nature and environment and music prizes. The prize money is to be shared between the scriptwriter, the director and the producer.