Íslenska

Dancer in the Dark

Selma has emigrated with her son from Central Europe to America. The year is 1964. Selma works day and night to save her son from the same disease she suffers from, a disease that inevitably will make her blind. But Selma has the energy to live because of her secret. She loves musicals. When life feels tough she can pretend that she is in the wonderful world of musicals, just for a short moment.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    May 17, 2000
  • Genre
    Music, Drama
  • Length
    140 min.
  • Language
    English
  • Original Title
    Dancer in the Dark
  • International Title
    Dancer in the Dark
  • Production Year
    2000
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, France, United States, United Kingdom, Holland, Spain, Italy
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    2.35:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital

Festivals

  • 2014
    Salisbury International Arts Festival
  • 2001
    Academy Awards - Award: Nominated for Best Music, Original Song "I've Seen It All". (Björk as a composer, Lars von Trier as lyricist and Sjón Sigurðsson as lyricist).
  • 2001
    Awards of the Japanese Academy - Award: Best Foreign Film.
  • 2001
    Blue Ribbon Awards - Award: Best Foreign Language Film.
  • 2001
    Bodil Awards - Award: Best Actress (Björk). Nominated for Best Film.
  • 2001
    Brit Awards - Award: Nominated for Best Soundtrack.
  • 2001
    Chicago Film Critics Association Awards - Award: Nominated for CFCA Award for Best Actress (Björk) and Best Original Score (Björk, Lars von Trier and Sjón Sigurðsson).
  • 2001
    Chlotrudis Awards - Award: Nominated for Best Actress (Björk), Best Director (Lars von Trier), Best Movie, Best Supporting Actor (Peter Stormare) and Best Supporting Actress (Siobhan Fallon).
  • 2001
    Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain - Award: Nominated for Best Foreign Film.
  • 2001
    César Awards, France - Award: Nominated for Best Foreign Film.
  • 2001
    Golden Globes, USA - Award: Nominated for Best Original Song - Motion Picture (Björk, Lars Von Trier, Sjón). Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (Björk).
  • 2001
    Golden Trailer Awards - Award: Nominated for Best Music.
  • 2001
    Goya Awards - Award: Best European Film.
  • 2001
    Independent Spirit Awards - Award: Best Foreign Film.
  • 2001
    Motion Pictures Sound Editors, USA - Award: Nominated for Best Sound Editing, Music and Musical Feature (Foreign & Domestic).
  • 2001
    Online Film Critics Society Awards - Award: Best Cinamatic Debut/Breakthrough (Björk). Nominated for Best Actress (Björk), Best Director (Lars von Trier), Best Film, Best Film Editing (François Gédigier and Molly Marlene Stensgaard) and Best Original Score.
  • 2001
    Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards - Award: Nominated for Best Original Song "I've Seen It All" (Björk, Sjón Sigurðsson, Lars von Trier).
  • 2001
    Robert Festival - Award: Best Actress (Björk), Best Editing (François Gédigier og Molly Marlene Stensgaard), Best Original Score (Björk og Mark Bell), Best Film, Best Production Design (Karl Júlíusson) and Best Sound (Per Streit). Nominated for Best Cinematography (Robby Müller), Best Costume Design (Manon Rasmussen, Best Director (Lars von Trier, Best Film, Best Make-Up (Sanne Gravfort and Morten Jacobsen) and Best Supporting Actress (Siobhan Fallon).
  • 2001
    Satellite Awards - Award: Best Original Song "I've Seen It All" (Björk, Sjón Sigurðsson, Lars von Trier). Nominated for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama (Björk) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Drama (Catherine Deneuve).
  • 2001
    Turia Awards - Award: Best Foreign Film, Audiecne Award.
  • 2000
    Camerimage - Award: Nominated for the Golden Frog (Robby Müller).
  • 2000
    Cannes Film Festival - Award: Best Actress (Björk) and Palme d'Or (Lars von Trier).
  • 2000
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Actress of the Year (Björk).
  • 2000
    European Film Awards - Award: Best Actress (Björk). Best Film. Audience Award, Best Actress (Björk). Audience Award, Best Director (Lars von Trier).
  • 2000
    Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards - Award: Nominated for Best Actress and Best Female Newcomer.
  • 2000
    National Board of Review, USA - Award: Outstanding Dramatic Musical Performance by an Actress (Björk).
  • 2000
    Russian Guild of Film Critics - Award: Best Foreign Actress.

Trailer