Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier at IFFR

Lars VON TRIER (1956, Denmark) started making short films in 1976, after a film study at university. From 1979 to 1982 he studied at the Danish film school. The Element of Crime (1984) was Von Trier's first full-length feature. On hearing his name, most people will immediately think of his Dogme 95 manifesto.


The Trip to Squash Land (1967, short), Good Night, Dear (1968, short), A Dead Boring Experience (1969, short), A Chess Game (1969, short), Why Try to Escape from Which You Know You Can't Escape from? Because You Are a Coward (1970, short), A Flower (1971, short) Orchidégartneren/The Orchid Gardener (1976, short), Menthe la bienheureuse (1979, short), Nocturne (1980, short), Den sidste detalje/The Last Detail (1981, short), Befrielsebilleder/Image of Liberation (1982, short), Forbrydelsens element/The Element of Crime (1984), Gateway Europe (1985, short), Medea (1987), Epidemic (1987), Europa (1991), Riget/The Kingdom (1994, TV), Breaking the Waves (1996), Riget II/The Kingdom II (1997, TV), Idioterne/The Idiots (1998), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Dogville (2003), The Five Obstructions (segment The Perfect Human: Avedøre, Denmark, 2003, doc), Manderlay (2005), The Boss of it All (2006), Chacun son cinéma/To Each His Cinema (segment Occupations, 2007)

Lars von Trier at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR