We screened The Missing Scarf to festival crowds over the summer and it was a serious show stealer! We’re really excited that y’all can now watch it online. Shortlisted for an Academy Award and voiced by George Takei, don’t let this one pass you by - it’s perfect.
The Stranger Than Fiction 2014 programme has been announced and it’s a doozy featuring tons of Irish/Dublin premieres which are attended by directors like ‘We Are Many’ with director Amir Amirani, ‘Love is All’ with director Kim Longinotto (YES, KIM LONGINOTTO), Ai WeiWei: The Fake Case with director Andreas Johnsen in attendance and loads more!
Don’t miss out on our short film selection on the Saturday too! Big thanks again to everyone who submitted!
It’s just over a week until Castlepalooza: the best little festival of the Summer kicks off! We’re soooooooooo excited about our screening on Saturday in the ballroom of the castle (Yep a BALLROOM. In a CASTLE.) Come and check out the 10 sweet, sweet shorts we’ve selected for your eyes and munch on the sweet, sweet… well sweets we’ve selected for your bellies.
Happy Pride! Here’s a lovely little short promo about first crushes that the wonderful Kate Dolan made as part of her Indiegogo campaign to help fund her short film Little Doll which is about a young girl struggling with her first crush on another girl.
Here’s the earliest recognized film by Lars Trier (the von was adopted later) made with a Super 8 camera when he was eleven, Turen til Squashland: En Super Pølse Film (The Trip to Squash Land: A Super Sausage Film), courtesy of our friends at Dangerous Minds.
The two-minute stop-motion short was created by von Trier on a Super-8 camera when he was eleven. It’s technically quite impressive for a kid that age and ominously cheerful. There’s a bunny abduction and a sausage super-hero who I just don’t entirely trust. It seems worth noting that Trier had a non-normative childhood. His parents—who were lifestyle nudists—didn’t believe in punishment, but still managed to keep a distinct emotional distance from him. The controversial Danish director’s mother also told him on her deathbed that he was the product of an affair.
Embeded below is En Blomst(1971), a short film Lars von Trier made when he was 15.
Trier submitted Orchidégartneren AKA The Orchid Gardener(1977) as part of his application to film school. Many of the aesthetic and thematic fetishes of his later feature length films (including the Dogme 95 films and his more recent return to the fantastic in Antichrist, Melancholia, and the recent Nymphomaniac) are already evident here. The film, as its subtitle says, tells “part of the story of Victor Marse,” an artist (played by Lars himself).
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