How to Invent Reality (1996)

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Jon Bang Carlsen’s filmic essay about his way of approaching reality with a camera. Following the filming of "It's Now or Never", the story of an Irish bachelor's quest for love, Jon Bang Carlsen elaborates on how he manipulates reality in order to get to the core of it. “ Staged documentary “ he calls his method. In the film's narration Jon Bang Carlsen states: "I can only see the world by illuminating it with myself. Therefore, my shadow is always a big part of the finished film, and therefore my films have nothing to do with truth. They are my perceptions of the world, nothing else.


Filmic essay

31 minutes

Available in English

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