Past

The Boss of It All

Lars von Trier, 2006

preceded by Guest of Honor

Miguel Calderón, 2006

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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.)

The Boss of it All trailer:

The Artists Cinema commissions are produced by Frieze Projects and LUX in collaboration with the Independent Cinema Office and supported by Arts Council England and the Culture 2000 program of the European Union. Frieze Projects are presented in association with Cartier.
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The Boss of It All