Friday, October 04, 2002

Went to see Små Ulykker last night. I do love the Danish language, with its mad sounds and bizarre inflections. It's like German gargled through sponge.

It was pretty good all told- not as good as Festen but actually it's difficult to see the central conundrum working without Festen having been made. I can't really explain that fully without giving it away, but suffice to say, any doubt you might have about some of the characters in Små Ulykker can only come from certainties about characters in Festen. This sets up a tension which seems very intentional, and probably is, certainly to non-Danish viewers very likely to have seen Dogme films.

Some amazing performances, in particular Henrik Prip and Jesper Christiansen, too, both marvellously watchable.