Sunday | 25.08.19

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Dancer in the Dark: Sjon in Conversation
Dancer in the Dark
Dir.: Lars von Trier | 140 minutes

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The Icelandic poet and author Sjón was nominated for an Oscar for writing the theme song of the film Dancer in the Dark (Denmark, 2000, directed by Lars von Trier), starring Björk. At this event, he will talk with author Ophir Touché Gafla about his long-standing work with Björk and von Trier.

The event will be held in English.

France, Sweden, Denmark 2000 | 140 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles

America, 1964. Selma is an immigrant from Czechoslovakia, working in a factory and living with her son in a trailer. Slowly going blind from a hereditary disease, she works hard to make money and to save her son from a similar fate. For her own worsening condition she finds a "cure" in her imagination - starring in a stream of colorful musicals. In his innocent but aggressive style, von Trier combines the strict rules of Dogma with the festive design of the Movie Musical. Dancer in the Dark was greeted with mixed reactions at Cannes 2000, though it took the big prizes there including best actress for Bjork.