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Annette K. Olesen

Director

“Through Minor Mishaps I'd developed a way of working with actors that harmonized perfectly with the Dogma approach. Minor Mishaps taught me that an actor's deep connection with a character almost always is more interesting than whatever opinions I might have about that character. If the actors have worked very thoroughly with their characters, then their understanding of their characters becomes… Read more
“Through Minor Mishaps I'd developed a way of working with actors that harmonized perfectly with the Dogma approach. Minor Mishaps taught me that an actor's deep connection with a character almost always is more interesting than whatever opinions I might have about that character. If the actors have worked very thoroughly with their characters, then their understanding of their characters becomes my way of guaranteeing that the film's performances, and thus the film, have a certain truthfulness and authenticity. I don't have to be omniscient as director. I don't have to know everything about each and every character, or about the story. The Dogma rules support this approach to directing.” Read less
Annette K. Olesen