Just back after watching “Erik Nietzsche – De unge år”, an amusing, if slight take of the education of Lars von Trier.
Welcome relief after Ida Jessen (“Den der hvisker”, “Det første jeg tænker på”) and Erling Jepsen (“Kunsten at græde i kor”/”The Art of Crying”) conspired to make my Christmas reading and viewing utterly miserable.
OK: The books and the film version of Jepsen’s semi-autographical novel are brilliant – but not exactly uplifting.
Bonus info: If you watch “Erik Nietzsche”, note how little material David Dencik and Jens Albinus need to make convincing performances.
PS: According to this article, you should not put too much attention to the international promotion of “The Art of Crying” as it misrepresents the film’s story. (But my advice is that you should watch it – in spite of the promotion)