Tag: Lars von Trier

  • Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, 2000)

    Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, 2000)

    Again, von Trier seems intent on punishing a women, although this is no secret to him or anyone else. But much more than Dogville or Melancholia, Dancer in the Dark seems so intent on presenting an innocent, kind, and even childlike protagonist just to destroy her as awfully and violently as possible. The film begins with abstract paintings to…

  • Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)

    Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)

    The diegesis is overtly artificial, with no pretense at realism but does something like “cinemize” the stage. Performance and mise-en-scene are highlighted; lighting, for example, changes when the narration announces that a “change of light” came over the town. This happens two times. Sounds like doors closing are audible, although no doors exist. A fast-forward…

  • Europa (Lars von Trier, 1991)

    Europa (Lars von Trier, 1991)