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, December 12, 2007

Nominated for 10 Robert awards!

According to Ekstra Bladet The Art of Crying/Kunsten at græde i kor has been nominated in 10 categories including Best Film and Best Actress for Julie Kolbeck.(I haven't found any info on the rest of the nominations yet).

The Robert awards are given by The Danish Film Academy.

Btw. the readers of the danish newspaper, Politiken, are voting to the best danish film of the year: here. And the 13. of december will the Golden Globe nominees be announced.

Another vote for best danish film: BT