Lars von Trier
January 29, 2007
A modern filmaker and father of the Dogme95 movement — which strips directors of pretty much every storytelling artifice at their disposal. Director of Zentropa, The Kingdom, The Element of Crime, et al. Lars von Trier makes the filmic version of the OuLiPo literary movement — filming under constraint. His recent The Five Obstructions is a killer example of this. Just be sure to have coffee on during that movie.