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The Director Must Not Be Credited: Collectives

15.02.2016 - Thomas Oberender, Thomas Vinterberg

As a co-founder of the Dogme 95 movement, Thomas Vinterberg helped draft the revolutionary manifesto's rule #9, which states that the director must not be mentioned in the credits. The Danish filmmaker has since continued to awe audiences with his stories about the often harmonious, but also fraught relationship of the individual to the community. Vinterberg grew up in a hippy commune in 1970s Copenhagen, an experience that informs not only the story and milieu portrayed in his newest film The Commune in Competition, but also his ways of interacting with his cast and crew on film sets. Vinterberg focuses on the powers and complexities of collective working in his universe, from his youth through Dogme and in his latest work.


Thomas Oberender

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Director of Berliner Festspiele, a cultural organization overseeing festivals, exhibitions, programme series and individual events for music, theatre, performance and art in Berlin. Before that he was the chief dramatic advisor and artistic director at Schauspielhaus Bochum from 2000 to 2005, chief dramatic advisor and co-director at Schauspielhaus Zürich in 05/06 and Head of Drama at the Salzburg Festival from 2006 to 2011. He has written and translated several plays, realized art projects for Expo 2000, the Ruhrtriennale art festival, the European Capital of Culture Ruhr 2010 and is the author of several books.

Thomas Vinterberg

photo of Thomas Vinterberg
The co-creator of the Dogma95 manifesto and academy award nominee, Thomas Vinterberg (born 1969), has won international recognition for his work on films like THE CELEBRATION and THE HUNT including European Film Awards and prizes in Cannes. Vinterberg is taking part in this year’s competition at the Berlinale with THE COMMUNE.