Lars von Trier (nombre de nacimiento Lars Trier; Copenhague, 30 de abril de 1956) es un director de cine y guionista danés. Junto a Thomas Vinterberg estableció las reglas del manifiesto Dogma 95. Destaca ante todo por su fuerte personalidad creativa y es considerado uno de los directores más innovadores y multidisciplinares del cine actual, a pesar de la controversia de algunas de sus obras.
- Fecha de nacimiento: 1956-04-30
- Lugar de nacimiento: Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lars von Trier ( born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is closely associated with the Dogme 95 collective, although his own films have taken a variety of different approaches. He is known for his female-centric parables and his exploration of controversial subject matter. Von Trier began making his own films at the age of 11 after receiving a Super-8 camera as a gift, and his first publicly released film was an experimental short called The Orchid Gardener, in 1977. His first feature film came seven years later, The Element of Crime, in 1984. As of 2010, he has directed a further 10 feature films, 5 short films and 4 television productions. He has been married twice and is currently married to Bente Frøge. Von Trier suffers periodically from depression, as well as various fears and phobias, including an intense fear of flying. As he himself once put it, "Basically, I'm afraid of everything in life, except filmmaking". Description above from the Wikipedia article Lars von Trier, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.