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

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Best Danish Film of the Year

The Art of Crying received the Bodil award for Best Danish Film of The Year and Jesper Asholt received the Bodil Award for the Best Male Actor of The Year.

Jannik Lorenzen was also nominated for Best Male Actor of The Year and Hanne Hedelund was nominated for Best Supporting Actress of The Year.

A few days later The Art of Crying received the TV Zulu Award for Best Danish Film of The Year.