Jørgen Leth: Interference

The Danish director Christoffer Boe writes in the box booklet:

” For one scene alone Interference is a must see. The scene: an extended medium close shot of Hanne Uldal, as The Woman, lying naked on the metal floor of a balcony. And no, it´s not because we´re looking at the best breasts in Danish cinema, but because her declaration of love is the purest image we have of a certain kind of male psyche. Sure, it´s The Woman speaking, but she is expressing The Man´s innermost desire.

His endless desire to combine woman´s total devotion and care with his own self-control and work achivement.

-Use me for anything. I want you to. I will massage your temples with a lemon.

-While I´m writing?

-Yes, while you´re writing.

Writing while a woman loves you – what more could you ask for!”

Jørgen Leth: Interference, Denmark 1983 in the DVD-edition The Jørgen Leth Collection 19-21, 2008. The box no. 4 contains Traberg, 1992, Interference and and A Midsummer Night´s Play, 1979.

All films in the Jørgen Leth Collection have English subtitles.


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Allan Berg Nielsen
Allan Berg Nielsen

Allan Berg Nielsen started the first documentary cinema in Randers, Denmark way back in the 1970’es. He did so at the museum, where he was employed. He got the (16mm) films from the collection of the National Film Board of Denmark (Statens Filmcentral). He organised a film festival in his home city, became a member of the Board of Directors of the Film Board, started to write about films in diverse magazines, were a juror at several festivals and wrote television critiques in the local newspaper. From 1998-2003 Allan Berg was documentary film consultant (commissioning editor) at The Danish Film Institute, a continuation of the Film Board. Since then free lance consultant in documentary matters.


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