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.
Directed by Lars von Trier • 1996 • Denmark
Starring Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge
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 simp...