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Lars von Trier.

Monday, June 8

Lars von Trier Retrospective

Meeting with the Director via Videoconference

Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier owes his international reputation to the awards won at the Cannes Film Festival in 1996 with Breaking The Waves and in 2000 with Dancer in The Dark, and to the huge public sucess that followed.

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Lars von TrierSince then, he has presented an oeuvre and a personality that are both passionate and complex, willingly provocative, that will be the focus of the retrospective of his work and the videoconferences held during the Agora Festival at the Centre Pompidou.

On June 8, the filmmaker will look back on his works with Pascal Mérigeau (Nouvel Observateur film critic) and speak with the audience via videoconference, direct from Copenhagen. A discussion followed by the screening of never before seen short films by Lars von Trier when he was a teenager and from his time at film school.

An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and the Département du développement culturel (Les Cinémas) du Centre Pompidou. With the support of CO-ME-DIA project (EACEA-Projet Culture 2007-2013 de l'Union européenne).

Photo: Lars von Trier © Zentropa

Monday, June 8, 6:30pm / Centre Pompidou, Cinéma 1

Dogville by Lars von Trier, 2003 © Zentropa
from Monday, 8 to Monday, June 22

Lars von Trier

Complete Retrospective

As a part of the Agora festival, the Cinémas du Centre Pompidou present the polymorphic and labyrinth-like works of Lars von Trier - a filmmaker of paradox and ambiguity - the creator of films with experimental structures, designed as open systems.

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Never Before Released Short Films Monday, June 8, 6:30pm, Cinéma 1
Amateur Films
Le voyage à Squashland [1967 / 1' / coul.]
Bonne nuit, trésor [1968 / 1' / coul.]
Pourquoi fuir ce dont tu ne peux t'échapper ? [1970 / 7' / coul.]
Une fleur [1971 / 7' / nb]
Film School Works
Production I : la mort [c. 1979 / 5' / nb]
Exercice de cadrage [c. 1979 / 1' / nb]
Production II [1979 / 10' / nb]
Production III : le deuxième voyage de Marsja [1980 / 18' / nb]
Nocturne [1980 / 8' / nb. et coul.]

Never Before Released Films Wednesday, June 10, 7:30pm, Cinéma 1
Images d'une libération [1982 / 57' / coul.]

Thursday, June 11, 8:30pm, Cinéma 1
Advertisements for Ekstra Bladet [c. 1988 / 7 spots de 30'' à 40'']
Documentaries: Lolita [1979 / 4' / nb]
Production IV : l'histoire de deux maris aux épouses beaucoup trop jeunes [c. 1980 / 12' / nb]
Erik Nietzsche, mes années de jeunesse [2009 / 92' / coul.]

Friday, June 12, 8:30pm, Cinéma 2
Advertisements for Ekstra Bladet [c.1988 / 20" / coul.]
Médée [1988 / 75' / coul.]

Saturday, June 13, 2:30pm, Cinéma 1
Leningrad [1992, 3'20" / coul.]
The Element of Crime [1984 / 104' / nb et coul.]

Saturday, June 13, 5pm, Cinéma 1
The Shiver [1994 / 2' / coul.]
Epidemic [1987 / 106' / nb et coul.]

Saturday, June 13, 8:30pm, Cinéma 1
Danas Have [1992 / 4' / coul.]
Europa [1991 / 113' / nb et coul.]

© The Five Obstructions, Dan Holmberg | © Breaking the Waves, Films du Losange

Sunday, June 14, 8:30pm, Cinéma 1
Bakerman [1989 / 5' / nb et coul.]
Breaking the Waves [1996 / 158' / coul.]

Monday, June 15, 8:30pm, Cinéma 1
Sauna [1986 / 50" / coul.]
Advertisements for Politiken [c. 1988 / 2 spots de 55" / coul.]
Les idiots [1998 / 117' / coul.]

Wednesday, June 17, 8:30pm, Cinéma 1
Highway of Love [1990 / 4' / coul.]
Dancer in the Dark [2000 / 139' / coul.]

Thursday, June 18, 8:30pm, Cinéma 1
Advertisements for Calberson [c. 1988 / 1' / coul.]
La rue de la vie / le violon [1993 / 4' / coul.]
Projet Jour J [2000 / 66' / coul.]

Friday, June 19, 8:30pm, Cinéma 1
Change [1992 / 4' / coul.]
Dogville [2003 / 178' / coul.]

Saturday, June 20, 5pm, Cinéma 1
Bet it on you [1990 / 4' / nb]
The Five Obstructions [2003 / 90' / coul.]

Saturday, June 20, 8:30pm, Cinéma 1
Occupations [2007 / 3' / coul.]
Advertisements for la Croix Rouge [c. 1988 / 35" / coul. et nb]
Manderlay [2005 / 139' (2h19) / coul.]

Sunday, June 21, 5pm, Cinéma 2
Les grandes personnes [c. 1988 / 10 spots de 30" à 40" / coul.]
L'hôpital et ses fantômes 2 [1997 / 1st part: 139' / coul.]

Sunday, June 21, 8:30pm, Cinéma 2
Les grandes personnes [c. 1988 / 8 spots de 30" à 40" / coul.]
L'hôpital et ses fantômes 2 [1997 / 2nd part: 151' / coul.]

Monday, June 22, 8:30pm, Cinéma 1
L'ouvrier et le paysan [1989 / 7 spots de 1'20" à 2'45" / coul.]
Le Direktør [2006 / 100' / coul.]

From Monday, 8 to Monday, June 22, Centre Pompidou, Cinéma 1 / Cinéma 2

Wednesday, June 10

The Labyrinth-Like Spaces of Mark Danielewski, Brian Ferneyhough and Lars von Trier

The Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, the American author Mark Danielewski, and the English composer Brian Ferneyhough wander through the real and virtual spaces of their works.

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Mark Danielewski's space began on Internet before invading the pages of his first cult novel, House of Leaves, designed as an immense fictional set of connections.

The space of Lars von Trier is always the location of the invention of a technique. In his film, The Boss of it All, he uses computer-assisted framing that automatically chooses the shots: the bifurcations of the story are subject to the extra-machine interruptions of the narrator/director. This evening's encounter on the idea of "organizational randomness" led by Henri Altan, could take its title from the painting by Bruegel or the homonymous work by Brian Ferneyhough, The Fall of Icarus. An event has taken place, its traces remain secret, swallowed up in the masses and the indifference of parallel actions.

With: Mark Danielewski, Brian Ferneyhough, Lars von Trier (via videoconference), and a filmed interview with Henri Atlan.
Henri Atlan will be taking part in this colloquium through a filmed interview with Frank Madlener, Andrew Gerzso, and Gérard Assayag produced at IRCAM on May 20, 2009.

Mediation: Omar Berrada, Frank Madlener

Screening of never before seen short film by Lars von Trier, Images d'une libération (1982, 57').

In collaboration with the Département du développement culturel (les Revues parlées) du Centre Pompidou. With the support of CO-ME-DI-A project.

Wednesday, June 10, 7:30pm / Centre Pompidou, Cinéma 1