Lars Von Trier’s 1980 Short Film ‘Nocturne.’
The director’s 1980 student film short “Nocturne” is bubbling on the interwebs. Running a brief eight minutes, the experimental piece centers on a young woman awakened by shattered glass and terrified by sunlight. The effort earned him the Best Film award at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools (he would also win the following year for “The Last Detail”). Anyway, grab a cup of coffee and give it a spin below.
Everyone loves Bergman and there’s not a filmmaker today who has not been influenced by his work either directly or indirectly. Here’s a few of cinemas luminaries spouting off about him:
Lars Von Trier
Woody Allen (complete)
Watch a Short Film Lars von Trier Made When He Was 15
En Blomst (1971)
some people just come out fully formed, huh? from the moment that little Lars (then going by simply “von Trier”) slaps his name in big capital letters across the start of this short film, which he made at the age of 15 in 1971, you can see the first provocative hints of the auteur we would all come to know and love and / or hate and / or endure. if anything, by the time the Hallelujah Chorus kicks in, it almost feels as if En Blomst announced precisely what von Trier would hope to explore and agitate with his professional career, like a promise he made to himself and from which he has never deviated (some would argue he still has yet to mature). this precocious little movie is a delightful artifact, and — like all of von Trier’s work — not for the faint of heart.
(via THE PLAYLIST)