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The Boss of It All


Image of The Boss of It All courtesy of IFC First Take Films

The Boss of It All
Lars von Trier, 2006

preceded by Guest of Honor

Miguel Calderón, 2006

Contemporary Screen + The Artists Cinema

During this summer's Contemporary Screen series of new international releases, you'll also see new short films by five leading international artists. These commissioned projects were made specifically to be screened before feature films--a lost tradition in cinema exhibition. The films have toured movie theaters in Britain, but the Wexner Center screenings mark the North American premieres of most of the shorts.

Fri, Aug 24, 2007 7 PM
Sat, Aug 25, 2007 7 PM

The latest film from the always unpredictable and unconventional Lars von Trier is an entertaining office comedy made on a shoestring budget.

This film depicts the boss of a Danish IT firm preparing to sell the company to an Icelandic interest hires an actor to play "the boss of it all" in a ploy to convince his employees that he's not behind the unpopular decision. The ensuing romp could be described as a "comedy of errors" in more ways than one: von Trier made the film using a process he calls "Automavision," which employs an automatic, randomized camera system to shoot the film in a somewhat haphazard fashion. (99 mins., 35mm)

Guest of Honor is a mysterious short film by Mexican artist Miguel Calderón, whose paintings appeared in Wes Anderson’s 2001 hit The Royal Tenenbaums. (35mm, 6 mins.)

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