Leth and Lars von Trier's film "The Five Obstructions" is selected as the
Danish entrant for the Academy Award Nominations in the category of Best
Foreign Language Film following the decision by representatives from the
Danish film industry.
unique and original work deals with filmmaker Jørgen Leth recreating one
of his first films, "The Perfect Human" from 1967. Trier has described the
film as a 'little masterpiece'. In their new challenging creation "The
Five Obstructions", Leth must produce five remakes of his original film,
all while Trier sets his obstructions placing limitations and prohibitions
on Leth's filmmaking. Leth elegantly evades the traps Trier sets.
Five Obstructions" has been received enthusiastically worldwide; in 2003
the film competed at Venice, was selected for the Toronto International
Film Festival, selected for Amsterdam's IDFA, and later received a
European Film Academy nomination. Early 2004, "The Five Obstructions" was
screened at Sundance Film Festival. In August this year, the film received
a Grand Prix at Odense International Film Festival.
Five Obstructions" is produced by Carsten Holst of Zentropa Real. The film
has received support from the Danish Film Institute, DR TV, Nordic Film-
& TV Fund, as well as Eurimages.
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