Photo Credit: Christian Geisnaes
Before he brought “Dogville” to life, Lars von Trier made several highly acclaimed films, including “Breaking the Waves”, “Dancer in the Dark”, and “Antichrist”. “Dogville” is the first film in Lars von Trier’s American trilogy, followed by “Manderlay”. His most recent film, “Melancholia”, is in theaters now.
Never one to be afraid to shock or challenge audiences to look at films and life in a different way, Lars von Trier is one of the most daring and visionary filmmakers working today. While his films may not exactly be mainstream, he’s won numerous awards for his work, including the Palme D’Or for “Dancing in the Dark” and the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes for “Breaking the Waves”. In fact, many of his films – from “Breaking the Waves”, “Dogville” and “Manderlay” to “Antichrist”, “Idiots”, “The Element of Crime” and “Melancholia” – were nominated for the Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Other awards include the French César Award for Best Foreign Film for “Breaking the Waves” and the Independent Spirit Award for “Dancer in the Dark”.
Watch the trailers for Dancer in the Dark, Breaking the Waves, Antichrist and Melancholia.