Danish-born Lars von Trier is one of the most famous and talked about filmmakers today. He studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime (1984). His subsequent features Epidemic (1987) and Europa (1991) have been equally ambitious both thematically and visually, though his international fame is most likely to be based on The Kingdom (1994), a TV soap opera blending hospital drama, ghost story and Twin Peaks-style surrealism. Previous film credits include: Breaking the Waves, The Idiots, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, Manderlay, Antichrist, Melancholia
and most recently Nymphomaniac. His film comedy The Boss of It All was well received critically, and was nominated for two Bodil Awards, three Robert Festival Honours and the Golden Seashell at the San SebastiĆ”n International Film Festival.
New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.