Documentary about Lars von Trier presented at CPH:FORUM

A new documentary about Lars von Trier was presented at CPH:FORUM, a pitching event held as part of CPH:DOX.

Titled The Missing Films, the documentary will be a portrait of Trier directed by two of his long-time collaborators, Tomas Gislason and Jacob Theusen. The documentary will have an unprecedented level of intimacy and access to Trier, and part of the documentary follows him as he directs The House That Jack Built, his next film. The documentary will follow Trier through the premiere of the film.

The Danish Film Institute and TV2 are backing The Missing Films, which will premiere in late 2019 or early 2020.



The CPH:FORUM had a total of 25 projects presented, and the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €15,000 for best pitch went to Journey to Utopia. This documentary follows director Erlend Eirik Mo’s family as they leave behind a comfortable family home to join a new self-sustainable community.

You can view the full list of documentaries pitched at Screen. 

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.