Lars von Trier’s Dogville: he has said a film should be a bit painful
I’m in a tiny bar in Trastevere in central Rome. An Italian cover version of Doris Day’s “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” is playing. Candlelights flicker. It’s as mild here tonight as it was freezing in Scandinavia, where I’ve just come from and where my thoughts still are.
The subject of those thoughts is modern film’s greatest iconoclast, the Danish director Lars von Trier, co-author of the sackcloth-and-ashes 1990s Dogme manifesto which rejected the gloss and artifice of cinema. I filmed an interview with him a few days…
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