MIFUNE (Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, 1999)

From Denmark, Mifunes sidste sang—literally, Mifune’s Last Song—is a charmer among the Dogme 95 films. It was written by Anders Thomas Jensen and the director, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen. This lovely, touching romantic comedy celebrates life after whoredom and marriage.      Kresten has just married Claire, for whose father he works in a business firm in Copenhagen. But […]

LARS VON TRIER

1982 IMAGES OF LIBERATION. Lars von Trier’s Images of Liberation may be the most brilliant graduate film ever. It predicts what this graduate of the National Film School of Denmark has become: one of the half-dozen greatest living filmmakers.      Daringly original, it nonetheless evokes films the student loves: Charles Laughton’s Night of the Hunter (1955), […]