Often casts Charlotte Gainsbourg. Shoots digitally, encorporating imperfect hand-held camera movements that go in and out of focus. The majority of his feature films have a female lead who experiences some form of transcendence after battling through harsh adversity. Chaptering of his films, including the use of stylistic prologues and epilogues.
See Article History Alternative Title: Lars Trier Lars von Trier, original name Lars Trier, born April 30,CopenhagenDenmarkDanish film director and cofounder of the Dogme 95 movement, whose films were known for their bleak worldview and controversial subject matter.
He was born Lars Trier, but while in school he added the prefix von—traditionally an indicator of membership in the aristocracy—to his surname in an attempt to be provocative.
Von Trier began his career with the crime film Forbrydelsens element ; The Element of Crimethe first in an eventual series known as the Europa trilogywhich stylishly explores chaos and alienation in modern Europe.
The other films in the trilogy are Epidemica metafictional allegory about a plague, and Europa ; released in the U. In von Trier wrote and directed a Danish television miniseries called Riget The Kingdomwhich was set in a hospital and focused on the supernatural and macabre.
It proved so popular that it was followed by a sequel, Riget IIand later inspired an American version, adapted by American horror novelist Stephen Kingfor which von Trier served as executive producer. In von Trier and Danish director Thomas Vinterberg wrote a manifesto for a purist film movement called Dogme It embodies much of the spirit of Dogme 95, though it was not technically certified as such.
In the end, the only official Dogme 95 film that von Trier directed was Idioterne ; The Idiotsa highly controversial work that centres on a group of people who publicly pretend to be developmentally disabled.
Von Trier attracted further attention for Dogvillea cynical and dramatically austere parable about the United States, starring Nicole Kidman. Though it was criticized for its lack of subtlety and for its gender politics, the film was followed two years later by a sequel, Manderlay.
His next film, Nymphomaniac, was released in two volumes It chronicled the carnal activities of a single woman—played by several actresses at different ages—from her first experiences to her later assignations.
The film was highly controversial because of its depiction of unsimulated sex acts. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:While even von Trier’s most dirge-like films offer moments of comical interlude, ’s The Boss of It All is the only film thus far in his canon that’s an across-the-board comedy, though of course of the pitch dark and satiric variety.
30 rows · With a back-story as singular as his films, Danish director Lars von Trier was one of the . Confrontational provocateur Lars von Trier has, over a prolific filmmaking career now bridging nearly four decades, amassed an admirable, distinct, powerful, and frequently polarizing body of work.
The Danish born firebrand is recognized, even by his detractors, for his numerous technical. Apr 01, · Directed by Lars von Trier. With Udo Kier, Kirsten Olesen, Henning Jensen, Solbjørg Højfeldt. Medea is in Corinth with Jason and their two young sons.
King Kreon wants to reward Jason for his exploits: he gives the hand of his daughter, Glauce, to Jason as well as the promise of the throne. In exchange, Medea and the boys are to /10(K).
Lars von Trier (the "von" was adopted during his stay at the Danish Film School) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in April He graduated from the Danish Film School in with his short film Befrielsesbilleder () ("Images of Relief"), which won the Best Film award at the Munich Film Festival the following year.
This article presents the filmography of Lars von Trier. Filmography Theatrical releases. Year Title Credit Recognitions The Orchid Gardener (Orchidégartneren) Direction and screenplay 1 ^ These are the original titles that the films or miniseries were given.
2 ^ The Elements of Crime, Epidemic and Europa are respectively the.