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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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Leeds Hyde Park Picture House 19 Feb 2012 3:00pm

Dancer in the Dark

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From the city centre: Follow signs for A660 to Skipton (which after about a mile turns into Woodhouse Land) and then refer to the map. From north Leeds: Follow signs to A660 (Otley Road), Hyde Park is in between Headingley and Leeds city centre.

Parking is available on the forecourt or on the street around the cinema.

From the city centre: The 56 runs frequently and stops right outside the cinema. Alternatively take the 1, 28, 95, 96, 97 or 97A and get off at Hyde Park Corner. Or thake the 18 or 18A and get off at Cardigan Road then follow the map to the cinema.

Take the train to Burley Park Station and take the Cardigan Road exit then follow the map to the cinema.


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