The visual style of Susanne Bier’s films
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This article analyses four of Susanne Bier’s films with regard to audio-visual style and the role of style in relation to the presented story. Bier’s visual style in the selected films – Open Hearts (2002), Brothers (2004), After the Wedding (2006) and In a Better World (2010) – is a combination of a generally applied style that I call Dogme light and one consisting of various small montages and extreme close-ups. The Dogme light style can be traced back to the tradition of realism, and Bier has used it consistently throughout her directing career, whereas her use of small montages has varied greatly from 2002 to 2010. By combining these two stylistic tendencies, Bier has become highly regarded internationally as an art-house director, while also reaching a broader audience in Scandinavia.
|Journal||Journal of Scandinavian Cinema|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2017|
- Faculty of Humanities