Well-known Danish documentary filmmaker Jørgen Leth was interviewed by the Tuoi Tre Newspaper in Vietnam about the isssue of money as a precondition for making good films.
Jørgen Leth was in Vietnam on the occassion of the Danish Film Week, held from December 1st to 7th within the framework of a series of cultural and sports events to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Denmark.
Besides bringing his famous movie “The Five Obstructions” to the festival, the 74-year-old director also met with Hanoi’s Goethe Institute and the Central Documentary and Scientific Film Studio to share his experiences and perspective with Vietnamese filmmakers.
At meeting at the Studio on December 6, the Tuoi Tre Newspaper interviewed the director about his experiences on making a movie with a small amount of money and overcoming obstacles in making films.
“Money and technique cannot be a big deal to creative filmmakers” said Leth, who added that he has made 15 films with no budget.
“In low-cost movies, the filmmakers’ imagination, which is the indispensable factor to make a good movie, can go quite far.”
Asked about his perspective on Vietnamese movies, the director said the country’s film industry has a great chance to develop.
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