The Restless Cinematography of BREAKING THE WAVES

The Restless Cinematography of BREAKING THE WAVES

2 Episodes

Observations on Film Art No. 21

Jeff Smith unpacks Robby Müller’s handheld camera work in Lars von Trier’s wrenching fable, showing how it alternates choppy realism with calculated stylization.

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The Restless Cinematography of BREAKING THE WAVES
  • The Restless Cinematography of BREAKING THE WAVES

    Episode 1

    Jeff Smith unpacks Robby Müller’s handheld camera work in Lars von Trier’s wrenching fable, showing how it alternates choppy realism with calculated stylization.

  • Breaking the Waves

    Episode 2

    Directed by Lars von Trier • 1996 • Denmark

    Lars von Trier became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence. In an Oscar-nominated performance, Emily Watson stuns as Bess, a simple, pious newlywed in a tiny Scottish village who gives h...