Becoming Who You Are, Having Learned What That Is

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Title: Becoming Who You Are, Having Learned What That Is
The Rules Of The Game As They Develop In Trier’s And Leth’s The Five Obstructions
Author: Raffnsøe, Sverre
Abstract: Released in 2003 by internationally renowned Danish directors Lars von Trier and Jørgen Leth, The Five Obstructions is a short film, 88 minutes long. As will be evident, however, this ‘minor’ work is also a unique, dense, multi-layered, and intriguing piece of art, with a wide range of implications. A film-experiment that permits us to follow its own genesis in the making, The Five Obstructions presents itself both as a documentary and a feature production, as it renders the construction of a previously inexistent fictitious work. Being the result of a contest between two auteurs, the work permits us to follow a power game in detail as it develops. In addition, the film may be viewed as a collaborative cinematic experiment, concerning, experimenting with and challenging, not only received rules of film making, but also our conception of rules and creativity in a broader sense.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10398/9332
Date: 2016-08-11

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