Friday, April 08, 2005

Why are Danish films so good?

It might be a bit over-the-top as a title, but the discussion itself should be interesting. The Script Factory, NFTS and Curzon Cinemas are bringing a Dogme round table (billed as a masterclass) to London on April 20. "Writer/Directors Susanne Bier (Open Hearts, Brothers) and Anders Thomas Jensen (whose writing credits include The King Is Alive, Mifune, Open Hearts, Brothers, and who also directs), will be joined on stage by Kristian Levring (who co-wrote and directed The King Is Alive and is one of the four Dogme Brethren), to take a closer look at the Dogme screenplay. Considering the process of story development, the art of screenplay collaboration, and the constraints or liberations of writing material which is destined to be produced in such a particular style, this lively session with three of the Dogme greats will also look to the future and consider the influence of Dogme screenwriting methods on these filmmakers’ post-Dogme work."

Wednesday 20 April at 6pm
Curzon Soho, Shaftsbury Avenue, London W1 or check the details here.

"The King is Alive" on Amazon UK

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