Cinema of the world


Director : Lars von Trier
Country : Denmark, Sweden, France, United kingdom , italy, Germany, United states
Language : English
Duration : 140 minutes
Year : 2000
Cinema of the world


Czechoslovakian immigrant Selma lives in a small American town with her young son Gene. She works in a local factory and enjoys musicals, watching them and acting in them. However, due to an hereditary condition, she is going blind and her main aim is to save enough money to make sure her son’s eyesight is saved.

Lars von Trier


Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime (1984). A highly distinctive blend of film noir and German Expressionism with stylistic nods to Dreyer, Andrei Tarkovsky and Orson Welles, its combination of yellow-tinted monochrome cinematography (pierced by shafts of blue light) and doom-haunted atmosphere made it an unforgettable visual experience


– Björk
– Catherine Deneuve
– David Morse


– Director: Lars von Trier
– Producer: VibekeWindeløv
– Editor: François Gédigier, Molly MaleneStensgaard
– Writer: Lars von Trier, Sjón
– DOP: Robby Müller
– Sound: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
– Music: Björk

Awards and Nominations

Winner – 2000 ASECAN
( Best Foerign Language Film )
Nomination- Oscars 2000
( Best Music Best Song )