Full Retrospective of Lars von Trier’s films at Fema La Rochelle and in theaters

From June 30 to July 9, the 51st Festival La Rochelle Cinéma will celebrate the career of one of the greatest European filmmakers, Lars von Trier. He had a profound impact on the cinema of the 1990s, launching the Dogme 95 movement with film director Thomas Vinterberg, then winning the Grand Prix at the 1996 Festival de Cannes for Breaking the Waves, and finally receiving the Palme d’Or in 2000 for Dancer in the Dark.

Bold and iconoclastic, mystical and radical, director Lars von Trier has offered some of their finest roles to Björk, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Emily Watson, Jean-Marc Barr, and Stellan Skarsgård. An experimental artist, von Trier has constantly renewed his cinema through genre: melodrama, musical comedy, science fiction…

Fema will show a full retrospective of his restored feature films, from The Element of Crime (1984) to The House That Jack Built (2018), in partnership with Les Films du Losange and  the theatrical rerelease in France of 14 titles starting July 12.

Thomas Aïdan will host a special roundtable with some of the filmmaker’s closest collaborators: his faithful producer Marianne Slot, the actor Jean-Marc Barr, and the editor of Dancer in the Dark, François Gédigier.

Tribute in partnership with Les Films du Losange and in collaboration with ADRC and La Septième Obsession.