The Existential Framework of Zentropa's Narrative
AbstractTHE EXISTENTIAL FRAMEWORK OF ZENTROPA'S NARRATIVE: A CLASH OF TWO NATIONAL IDENTITIES "... The difference between what you should be and what you are is something that means quite a lot to me. That's why idealism, or the idealist, interest me as much as they do".Lars Von Trier. (Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars Von Trier) Lars Von Trier is considered by some film critics to be Denmark's most gifted director since Carl T. Dreyer. His highly technical and innovative style have brought him international recognition at prominent film festivals, including the most prestigious prize Palme d'Or at Cannes, which he received recently for his work Dancer in the Dark (2000). His innovative approach to narrative film is made manifest in his co-authoring and co-founding of "Dogma 95" a group intent on reforming mainstream aesthetics in order to return to a perceived lost authenticity in cinema.(1) This reform...