"The Early Years" selected for Tokyo

Jacob Thuesen's second feature film "The Early Years – Erik Nietzsche Part 1" is selected for the official competition at Tokyo International Film Festival (20-28 October 2007)."The Yearly Years" is based on Lars von Trier's film-school reminiscences and includes never-seen-before footage, directed and shot by Trier as an adolescent.
The film received a world premiere in Toronto's prestigious programme Contemporary World Cinema. In his presentation of the film on Toronto's website, Steve Gravestock described the film as being "brilliantly offensive and driven by a kind of cruel affection", and concludes that the film "represents something truly new" and "somehow seems more honest than any traditional biography".
The film is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Marie Gade for Zentropa, and sold by Trust Film Sales.

For further information:Website for the film The Early Years – Erik Nietzsche Part 1DFI factsheetThe Early Years – Erik Nietzsche Part 1Website for the festivalTokyo International Film Festival Danish Film InstituteLizette Gram Mygind, +45 3374 3506, +45 2482 3758, lizetteg@dfi.dkVicki Marie Synnott, vickis@dfi.dk, +45 3374 3438