Financial Times: Dansk film er verdenskultur

Financial Times fremhæver i en stor artikel dansk film som
forløberen for en helt ny verdenskultur:
"Danish cinema is becoming the west's most compelling cultural
voice. Works like "Festen", "Breaking The Waves" and "Dancer in the Dark"
... have won enough prizes to sink a ship. More significantly they shatter
old styles and themes to create new ones: the immediacy of handheld video;
the crumbling of social protocols and taboo topics (both "Festen" and "The
Idiots" are about human gatherings that go gruesomely wrong, both also
venture a new sexual explicitness); the openness to new lands and
languages. "Waves" and "Dancer" were both scripted in English, one set in
a fanciful Scotland, the other in an even more fanciful 1960's America."

Og avisen fortsætter: "Is that the secret, the centrality of the
artist? Are we entering an age when the only two root-systems that will
matter in culture or cinema, in Europe at least, are the world, at
largest, and the artist, at smallest and finest? And language itself -
will its hindrances, of whatever kind, simply start to be
Financial Times' konklusion på spørgsmålet bliver: "Maybe the old
dream of cinema as a united and uniting popular language - a dream that
was ended, we thought, by the coming of sound and speech - is back again.
By forgetting nationalism we can forget division."
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