Tranceformer: A Portrait Of Lars Von Trier


(out of 5)

The impressive life and career of celebrated filmmaker is examined in this mini-documentary by Stig Bjorkman. Von Trier’s family life and upbringing are detailed to a satisfying degree before we find out about his unorthodox training in cinema, both in film school as well as his own personal projects that he made with a home movie camera from childhood. The film was produced at the time that Breaking The Waves was about to make von Trier a household name, and gives some great glimpses into the making of that film as well as his experiences shooting his debut The Element of Crime, the six-hour miniseries The Kingdom and his art-house hit Europa (Zentropa). Not a hugely satisfying experience as documentaries go, but fans of the quirky artist will find a lot to enjoy.

Sweden/Denmark, 1997

Directed by

Screenplay by Stig Bjorkman

Cinematography by , ,

Produced by

Film Editing by

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