Dancer in the Dark
Dir: Lars von Trier
Denmark, 2000, English, 139min, Digital
Cast: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse
Not unlike the martyr heroine in Breaking the Waves (1996), Selma nurtures boundless generosity and a forgiving view of humanity. The Czech immigrant factory worker in small-town America, despite facing sentence for killing the wicked policeman who stole her money saved for rescuing her son from the congenital blindness quickly overtaking her, finds salvation in the imagination of The Sound of Music (1965). Taking his Dogma 95 experiment to new high, Lars von Trier boldly mixes hand-held documentary realism with Hollywood musical fantasy into a powerful drama of astonishing effect – accentuated by Björk’s free-form, impressionistic performance – that got the nods at Cannes.
Cannes Film Festival: Palme d’Or and Best Actress
16.6.2019 (SUN): Film talk with Long Tin
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- The Grand Cinema (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- Broadway Hollywood (Venue)
- UA Cine Moko (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Grand Windsor Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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