The Five Obstructions (2003, 90 min.). A documentary-experimental hybrid, von Trier convinces filmmaker Jørgen Leth to create five remakes of his 1967 short “The Perfect Human” with very specific instructions and requirements for each version.  A fascinating look into the process of filmmaking filled with twists and turns from two Danish auteurs. “It encourages you to reexamine the nature of cinema, the sources of creativity, the unexpected joys of the unanticipated moment. And it couldn't be more fun to watch,” The Los Angeles Times. In Danish, English, French, and Spanish with English subtitles.

The Films of Lars von Trier

The Five Obstructions

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
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$9MFA members, seniors, and students
$11Nonmembers
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Event Type
Film