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EFA to analyze cultural humor

19 November 2008 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London -- The European Film Academy plans to have a laugh with its latest conference, scheduled for the weekend of the organization's awards show.

Ahead of the awards ceremony on Dec. 6, EFA aims to host a series of seminars under the banner "What Makes Europe Laugh."

The panel discussions will analyze the serious side of movie comedy and try to determine whether funny movies can be cross-culturally humorous.

One panel plans to look at Nordic humor and Latin laughs as filmmakers from each region attempt to discover just how poles apart they are when it comes to film comedy.

Names signed up to take part include Denmark's Anders Thomas Jensen ("In China They Eat Dogs"), Sweden's Reza Bagher ("Popular Music From Vittula") and Santiago Segura Silva ("Torrente, The Stupid Arm of The Law") from Spain, all of whom became household names in their respective countries for their efforts in the comedy genre. »

- By Stuart Kemp

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Denmark comes to Austin

11 September 2008 8:19 AM, PDT | FantasticFest.com | See recent FantasticFest news »

When most folks think about Danish cinema, they think Lars Von Trier. He and his Dogma 95 cohorts dominated the scene in the 90s and into the current decade. Europa (Zentropa), Breaking The Waves and Dancer In The Dark all garnered critical acclaim and Lars Von Trier became the darlings of the international film festival circuit. Below the surface of this high-concept, somewhat cerebral identity of Danish cinema, there was also another scene developing below the radar of arthouse critics, the often overlooked world of genre film that we so wholeheartedly love here at Fantastic Fest.

Our pal Anthony Timpson from the Incredibly Strange Film Festival in New Zealand first turned us on to director Lasse Spang Olsen and screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen's 1999 brilliant dark-comedy/action film In China They Eat Dogs. Since then, we've hungrily sought out as much Danish genre film as we could devour. Fantastic Fest programmers Blake Ethridge, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tim League)

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