Tilfældets gaver – en film om Jørgen Leth (Gifts of Chance – a film about Jørgen Leth) (2020)

  • 1h 20m
  • Kasper Bech Dyg
  • engelske undertekster

Jørgen Leth ser tilbage på mere end 50 år som filmskaber i en uhyre veloplagt film som med smittende begejstring indvier os i hans særlige poetik.

Ved siden af sit folkekære og allerede dybt imponerende livsværk som poet, musiker, diplomat, sportskommentator og levemand står den uforlignelige Jørgen Leth også bag nogle af de mest nyskabende bidrag til dansk filmkunst. I dette helt nye portræt ser han tilbage på sit liv med film gennem 50 år. Fra jazzfilmen ‘Stopforbud’ (1963) over hovedværkerne og til samarbejdet med kunstnere som Andy Warhol og Lars von Trier. Leths poetik bygger på en taknemmelighed for tilfældets gaver, og det er en kreativ begavelse uden lige, der tager os med ind i sin verden i en film produceret af Louisiana Channel.

Jørgen Leth looks back at more than 50 years as a filmmaker in a cheerful film, whose contagious enthusiasm initiates us in his special poetry.

Alongside his popular and already highly impressive opus as a poet, musician, diplomat, sports commentator and bon vivant, the incomparable Jørgen Leth is also behind some of the most innovative contributions to Danish film art. In this brand new portrait, we look back at his life through his films of the past 50 years. From the jazz film ‘Stop For Bud’ (1963) via his grand oeuvres to collaborations with artists such as Andy Warhol, Torben Ulrich and Lars von Trier. Leth’s personal poetry is built on an awareness and gratitude towards what he himself calls the gifts of coincidence, and it is a creative and immensely cheerful Leth who here initiates us into his experienced thoughts on filmmaking. For even if he could have rested on his laurels already several decades ago, Jørgen Leth has the kind of infectious enthusiasm of someone who has just started out making films. The film is produced by Louisiana Channel.

Director

Kasper Bech Dyg

Producer

Kasper Bech Dyg

Language(s)

Danish

Subtitle(s)

English