Nature, a Character in Lars von Trier’s Works

Lars Von Trier is a one of the few- if not the only – Nordic filmmakers whose choice of setting is not limited to his own homeland, Denmark, Scandinavia or even Europe. The cast and the characters that play in his films rarely belong to the same country, they often have various accents, and the effort for geographical and cultural verisimilitude disappears as he goes on with his career. In Von Trier’s first trilogies Europa and Golden Heart, the concept of place in the cultural sense matters more compared to USA: The Land of Opportunities. The unfinished USA trilogy- Washington . . .

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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.