66 Scenes from America

    • Jørgen Leth
    • Denmark
    • 1981
    • 42 min
    66 SCENER FRA AMERIKA is a title that totally agrees with the contents. In 66 'images' filmmaker Jørgen Leth presents his vision of America, while avoiding traditional clichés and a narrative structure. In Leth's words:'It contains large and small things, events, people, thoughts and feelings.' In different scenes we see Andy Warhol eating a hamburger, the sun shining over the Tuscon and a man sitting on his trunk beside the highway. Leth about his choice of images: 'The attitude has been to register the things that fascinate us and put them in a surprising context.' The initial plan was to make a film with forty scenes, but once in America the filmmaker and the cameraman got so captivated by their method that they decided to add twentysix scenes.

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      Credits

      • 42 min
      • color
      • 35mm
      • Spoken languages: English
      Director
      Jørgen Leth
      Production
      Ole John
      Cinematography
      Dan Holmberg
      Editing
      Kristian Levring
      Sound
      Jan Juhler, Morning Passtorok

      IDFA history

      2002
      Screened
      1996
      Screened
      Focus Scandinavia

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