BIFF 2020
Internasjonal fiksjon
DEAR WENDY

Dear Wendy

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Dear Wendy
Danmark / Tyskland / Storbritannia / Frankrike / 2005 / 105 min
DIRECTOR:
Thomas Vinterberg
Von Trier and Vinterberg join forces in DEAR WENDY, a savage satire of American obsession with guns

The godfathers of the influential Dogme 95 manifesto, Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, join forces in provocative DEAR WENDY, a whimsically stylized and savage satire of American obsession with guns. Dick is a loner who comes into a possession of a gun which he calls Wendy and feels deeply emotionally connected to. He becomes the leader of town’s group of misfits, The Dandies, who declare themselves pacifists with guns. It is not long before this glaring contradiction is severly tested.

Thomas Vinterberg

Thomas Vinterberg was born in 1969 in Copenhagen and is a graduate of the National Film School of Denmark. He has received some 18 awards at international festivals for his short films, including Academy Award-nominated LAST ROUND (1993) and THE BOY WHO WALKED BACKWARDS (1993). His feature film debut HEROES (1996) won awards at Rouen and Madrid. THE CELEBRATION (1998), his highly acclaimed second feature film, won among others the Special Prize of the Jury at Cannes. This is the first film made according to the principles of the Dogme 95 manifesto. IT´S ALL ABOUT LOVE followed in 2003.