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Monday, May 21, 2007

Lars von Trier's The Boss of It All

Lars von Trier
's new film The Boss of It All is releasing in US on 23rd May '07, acc. to imdb (official site here). Here Lars von Trier uses something called "Automavision" (here he discuss it in an interview), which is used to limit human influence/intervention in the film, and due to which, the film does not have a cameraman. It seems Automavision is "choosing the best possible fixed camera position and then allowing a computer to choose when to tilt, pan or zoom." Now, the question is what is the film all about, as reviews suggest, it is about the enterprise who hires an actor to impersonate a fictional "the boss of it all". But it seems it is as much about the process of acting and directing, as it is about the enterprise and office who deal with all this. Some reviews here.


Alok said...

Did you read this or this

anurag said...

No, I havent heard that... After reading the comments section, I feel an urge to see 'The Idiots' !

Joaquim Hock said...

Here is an article from ScreenDaily where Zentropa's co-founder dismisses the report about LvT stopping making films :


Zentropa expands beyond Danish homeland
Geoffrey Macnab in Cannes
19 May 2007 04:26

Denmark?s flagship film company Zentropa is cutting many ties to its homeland with founder Lars Von Trier in talks to shift his next film abroad.

In Cannes, company boss Peter Aalbeck Jensen told Screen that the company he and Von Trier founded it will be opening further facilities in Sweden where it has long been supported by regional fund Film I Vast.

Zentropa is also in advanced negotiations with a regional fund to set up Von Trier?s planned English-language horror film Antichrist in Germany.

?The financing systems in Sweden and Germany are much better. There is no reason for us to be with so much activity in Denmark,? Aalbeck Jensen commented.

The Zentropa boss acknowledged that the Danish Government provides strong support of the Danish film industry. ?But it is not geared to a company like us. It is geared to a smaller two or three person company.?

Trust Film Sales will remain at Zentropa?s base at Filmbyen in Copenhagen.

Danish Film Institute chief executive Henning Camre was striking a phlegmatic note about Zentropa?s plans to leave Denmark. ?They are pretty European in their thinking,? he said. ?I don?t see it as a problem. It is a more healthy way to attract co-productions.?

Meanwhile, Jensen dismissed recent reports in the Danish press that Von Trier has been left unable to work by depression.

?He (Von Trier) has been depressed since he was seven years old. He is always depressed between two films. I was having a dinner with him Saturday where I promise you he was alive and kicking.?

The Zentropa boss suggested that Von Trier was unlikely to complete the trilogy begun with Dogville and Manderlay. However, he predicted that Antichrist will be as provocative as any of Von Trier?s films and that ?it will probably make a riot down here in the Croisette, like always.?

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