Lars von Trier Three Early Films (1970-79)
Lars von Trier Three Early Films (1970-79) at UbuWeb Film & Video. "...Von Trier began making films at the age of eleven. Von Trier suffers periodically from depression, as well as various fears and phobias, including an intense fear of flying. As he quipped in an interview, 'basically, I'm afraid of everything in life, except filmmaking.' His first publicly released film was an experimental short called The Orchid Gardener (1977) and his first feature film came seven years later with The Element of Crime (1984). Among many prizes, awards and nominations, he is the recipient of the Palme d'Or (for Dancer in the Dark), the Grand Prix, and the Prix du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival."