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Dogme 95When you think of a film movement, what comes to mind? Political/social rebellion? Self-expression? Freedom? Rarely will someone say “strict and rigid rules”, but that is indeed the structure put in place by Danish directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg when they formed Dogme 95. A controversial, but influential movement, Dogme 95 gave birth to some incredibly important films, like Festen and Idioterne. If you’d like to learn more about Dogme, what better way to learn about it than from one of its founders. Watch director Sophie Fiennes’ short documentary Lars from 1-10, and find out how less freedom could mean more creative films. More »

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NymphomaniacLars von Trier’s Antichrist made me sit on my stoop and stare blankly at the concrete until the evening sun dipped below the horizon. And years later, as I sat in my local indie theater watching Melancholia, the final scene nearly gave me a panic attack. Needless to say — I’m anxiously awaiting the currently undetermined American release of von Trier’s latest film Nymphomaniac. But with its Christmas release in Denmark slowly approaching, the marketing tactic of releasing short clips from each chapter of the film is not only an incredible tease to the senses, making it all the more desirable, but they also wink at the vague explanation von Trier gave of his new film genre that he employs in this sexual drama — Digressionism. More »