jeudi 9 septembre 2010

# The Five Obstructions by Lars Van Trier and Jorgen Leth

The Five Obstructions is an additional proof of Lars Van Trier's greatness. It is a documentary about the masochist pact signed between him and his mentor Jorgen Leth. In fact, Leth accepts to re-film five times his masterpiece The Perfect Human according to a set of constraints dictated by Lars Van Trier himself.
The severeness and intransigence that LVT imposes on Leth is disturbing and so is the latter's acceptance of it. However, Leth answers with five variations of his Perfect Human that are as interesting for their creativity than for their reaction towards Lars Van Trier's instructions.
In a nutshell, this movie is a beautiful moment of the creative process of art as much as an ambiguous theater illustrating the power of a human being on another one.





1 commentaire:

scott davidson a dit…

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.