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Dancer in the Dark (VOA)
Main screening room
July 14th, 2021
140 min

Our summer cycle will be festive or not. Sound and image, song and dance, instrument and breathing, strings and gestures: so many possible combinations to express what cinema and music can achieve and express together. Musicals, concert films, catchy music. Jazz, classical, contemporary, disco, punk... Revolt and enchantment, distress and emphasis, joy and rhythm, melancholy and bass, laughter and stridency: diverse expressions characterizing cinema and music's historical alliance, will definitely make us fly, dream, dance!

From the 30's to the present day and across all possible genres, this cycle aims to open our minds at a time when we most need it. The first week of July will be an eventful one, as the cycle will open with several evenings in cabaret mode, where we will present for the first time concert films produced in Quebec during the confinement, with the participation of major artists of the current music scene: Klô Pelgag, Marie Davidson and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Dancer In the Dark
Directed by
Lars von Trier
English version
David Morse, Catherine Deneuve, Björk
Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, UK, France, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Argentina, Norway, Taiwan, Belgium
140 min
Drama, Musical

Selma, a young immigrant mother, is slowly going blind. While trying to save enough money to save her son from the same fate, she escapes into the world of musicals she loves.

Dancer In the Dark

Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter with a prolific and controversial career spanning for more than five decades. His work is known for its genre and technical innovation, confrontational examination of existential, social, and political issues, and his treatment of subjects such as mercy, sacrifice, and mental health. (Wikipedia)

Image : BBC


Lars von Trier Interview: Through the Black Forest
Björk - Dancer in the dark

Depuis l’annonce il y a deux ans de leur projet en commun, la comédie musicale réalisée par Lars von Trier et jouée et composée par Björk est peut-être le film le plus attendu, surveillé et… secret de ce festival...

Full cast
"Dancer in the dark" avec Catherine Deneuve et Björk au Festival de Cannes | Archive INA
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