While filming DANCER IN THE DARK Trier famously drove Björk to near madness as a result of his ruthless approach to direction. The end result is a truly remarkable performance which won her the Best Actress award at Cannes in 2000 as well as the Best Film Award for the film.
1964, America. Czech immigrant Selma (Björk) is working at a small pressing plant, trying to build a life for herself and her young son. Life is hard but Selma has a secret passion for American musicals which keeps her going in even the darkest of moments.
Part of a mini series of three titles celebrating strong female characters on the silver screen in conjunction with the installation FIVE TRUTHS by Katie Mitchell.
FIVE TRUTHS is showing at the Howard Assembly Room from the 05th – 12th February 2012. For further details: www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk
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