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Jørgen Leth

Director

“That’s the beauty of art, really—that you don’t know where it will take you.”

 

Biography

Jørgen Leth is a Danish poet and film director who is considered a leading figure in experimental documentary film making. Most notable are his epic documentary A Sunday in Hell (1977) and his surrealistic short film The Perfect Human (1967). He is also a sports commentator for Danish television and is represented by the film production company, Sunset Productions.

Jørgen Leth was born on June 14, 1937 in Århus, Denmark. He studied literature and anthropology in Aarhus and Copenhagen and was a cultural critic (jazz, theatre, film) for leading Danish newspapers from 1959 to 1968. His interest in Polish anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski had a profound influence on his work. He travelled in Africa (1961), South America and India (1966) and Southeast Asia (1970–71). His first book was published in 1962 and he has written 10 volumes of poetry and eight non-fiction books. He made his first film in 1963 and has since made 40 more, many distributed worldwide. His… read more

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Bitė

20Oct12

such a beautiful quote

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Jorge Negrete

26Sep11

Livet i Danmark? (y otros filmes antropológicos)?

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Lefteris Becerra

24Oct09

the perfect short