Biography of Lars von TrierLars von Trier is a world-famous film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is an award winner of film festivals and a winner of a Golden Palm Award. Claiming that cinematography is not supposed to entertain people and a film has to be like a sharp small stone in a shoe, the film director creates provocative films full of depression and nonsense.
ChildhoodLars Trier was born into a pretty eccentric family in Copenhagen on May 30, 1956. His parents, Inger and Ulf Trier were government workers but had communist beliefs that were not encouraged in Denmark in the 50s. Lars's parents also took a great interest in nudism.
Inger and Ulf were patient to their son, didn't criticize him for bad grades, and propagandized freedom-based education. As a result, Lars was expelled from school.
EducationWhen Trier turned 17, he tried to enter the National Film School of Denmark, but he wasn't accepted. However, Lars was confident about his future career, and by some miracle, he became a member of an amateur filmmakers association called Filmgrupp-16. Around that time, his uncle who was a documentalist got Lars a job in the Danish Film Fund. There, Trier was not only editing documentary films but also shot two short films called The Orchid Gardener and Menthe - La Bienheureuse. It became his ticket to a film school.
FilmographyIn 1983, Lars von Trier shot a graduation work for a film school called Images of Liberation. Film experts consider this short film an official debut of the Danish film director. Even though this picture went unnoticed by the audience, it was highly evaluated by critics. In 1984, Von Trier's work won the main award at the film festival in Munich.
The best film director like Lars von Trier used to call himself not only shot dramas In 2006, he released the comedy The Boss of it All in which funny moments go with tragic and absurd ones - it reminds the film director a little.
Antichrist, Melancholia, and Nymphomaniac have formed the Depression Trilogy.
In 2018, the film director finished working on the film The House that Jack Built. He tells journalists that the audience will surely love the picture because it's a story about a man who murders many women. Uma Thurman and Matt Dillon played the leads. The film received quite high marks from critics, despite very controversial reviews.
Dogme 95 ManifestoFilm directors, Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg gave the world Dogme 95 Manifesto in Paris on March 13, 1995. It was proclaimed as a manifest of cinematography rescue.
To their opinion, cinematography has died and cried out for revival. Gloss and retouched beauty, special effects, and huge fees for celebrities destroyed cinematography.
It is interesting to note that von Trier broke all paragraphs of Dogme 95 Manifesto right after its proclamation.
Private Life of Lars von TrierA director of children's films, Caecilia Holbek, was the first wife of Lars von Trier. The young couple married in 1987, and in 1995 their daughter, Agnes, was born.
It must be said that von Trier wasn't a world-famous and wealthy man at that time. For a while, the couple lived in a small room at a film studio. In 1997, Lars and Bente got married and had twins, Ludvig and Benjamin.