Jørgen Leth

Jørgen Leth was born on June 14, 1937 in Århus, Denmark. He is a director and writer, known for  “The Five Obstruction”  (2003), “The Perfect Human”(1967) and “Life in Denmark”  (1972).

Den danske digter og filmskaber Jørgen Leth i sit jakkesæt fra Armani.        O        the-five-obstructions-2003

Leth studied literature and anthropology in Århus and Copenhagen and was a cultural critic (jazz, theatre, film) for leading Danish newspapers from 1959 to 1968. His first book was published in 1962. He has written 10 volumes of poetry and eight non-fiction books. He made his first film in 1963 and has since made 40 more, many distributed worldwide.

He has been a creative consultat  for the Danish Film Institute (1971–73, 1975–77) as well as chairman of the Institute’s board (1977–82). He has also been a professor at the Danish National Film School in Copenhagen, at the State Studiocenter in Oslo and has lectured at UCLA, Berkeley, Harvard and other American universities.

Jørgen Leth Wikipedia

66 Scenes from America (1982)warhol_burger_8001

“As a visual narrative 66 scener from America is reminiscent of a pile of postcards from a journey, which indeed is what the film is. It consists of a series of lengthy shots of a tableau nature, each appearing to be a more or less random cross section of American reality, but which in total invoke a highly emblematic picture of the USA.”

66 Scenes from America IMDB

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