director: Soren Kragh-Jacobsen
a dogme film
Dogme 95 film
Very good. Its wonderful to see this shot so cleanly, the story is natural convincing and we come to understand the difficulties of life itself.
I wanted to watch a few Dogma films - to see how the rules affects the story telling.
If you didn't tell me I wouldn't see all the restrictions posed by the dogma 95. Its an interesting idea. Want to know if there are any other films shot since then.
|Country||International, started in Denmark|
|Major figures||Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg,Kristian Levring, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, Jean-Marc Barr|
|Influences||Realism, French New Wave|
|Influenced||Mumblecore, New Puritans|
Since the late 2000's, the emergence of video technology in DSLR photography cameras, such as the Canon EOS 550D, has resulted in a tremendous surge of both feature and short films shot with most, if not all, of the rules pertaining to the Dogme 95 manifesto. However, because of advancements in technology and quality, the aesthetic of these productions typically appears drastically different than that of the Dogme films shot on Tape or DVD-R Camcorders. Largely erasing the primitive and problematic features of past technologies, newer technologies have helped Dogme 95 filmmakers achieve an aesthetic of higher resolution, as well as of lower contrast, film grain, and saturation.
- Shooting must be done on location. Props and sets must not be brought in (if a particular prop is necessary for the story, a location must be chosen where this prop is to be found).
- The sound must never be produced apart from the images or vice versa. (Music must not be used unless it occurs where the scene is being shot).
- The camera must be hand-held. Any movement or immobility attainable in the hand is permitted. (The film must not take place where the camera is standing; shooting must take place where the film takes place).
- The film must be in colour. Special lighting is not acceptable. (If there is too little light for exposure the scene must be cut or a single lamp be attached to the camera).
- Optical work and filters are forbidden.
- The film must not contain superficial action. (Murders, weapons, etc. must not occur.)
- Temporal and geographical alienation are forbidden. (That is to say that the film takes place here and now.)
- Genre movies are not acceptable.
- The film format must be Academy 35mm film.
- The director must not be credited.