How to Invent Reality

Jon Bang Carlsen, Denmark, 1996

31 min.DK/Documentary

After 25 years as a director Jon Bang Carlsen has made this cinematic essay on his method which he calls himself directed documentarism. The background of the film is the priduction of IT''S NOW OR NEVER , the story of an Irish batchelor''s search for love. In the narration of the film Jon Bang Carlsen says, "I can only see the world by illustrating it through myself. That is why my shadow is always a great part of the completed production, and that is why my films have nothing to do with truth. They are my sense perceptions of the world, nothing else..."
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Original title How to Invent Reality
Danish title At opfinde virkeligheden
Keywords Ireland, Bang Carlsen, Jon, Film Production, Film Directors
Director Jon Bang Carlsen
Director of Photography Donal Gilligan, Jon Bang Carlsen
Editor Morten Giese
Appearance James Joseph M''Evoy, Austin Deely, Marie Daly, Will Daly
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
TV release 27.12.1996, DR 2
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Statens Filmcentral, Danmarks Radio, Carlsen & Co.
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Jon Bang Carlsen


Cinematography Donal Gilligan
Cinematography Jon Bang Carlsen


Stills Jon Bang Carlsen


Editing Morten Giese


Appearance James Joseph M''Evoy
Appearance Austin Deely
Appearance Marie Daly
Appearance Will Daly

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