A. O. Scott in The New York Times today:
On a muggy May afternoon, the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen stopped in Midtown Manhattan to meet me for a beer and a cheeseburger — a brief pause in the middle of a hectic bout of international zigzagging. He had just been in Bucharest and was en route to Cannes, where he would receive the best-actor award for his performance in Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt,” in which he plays a kindergarten teacher menaced by small-town paranoia after he is accused of sexual abuse.
Vinterberg is best known for “The Celebration,” the one indisputable masterpiece to emerge from the Dogma 95 movement, a flamboyantly austere cinematic tendency that helped put Denmark back on the world movie map in the mid-1990s. Vinterberg does not consider “The Hunt” to be a Dogma film, which suits Mikkelsen fine. “I was never particularly fond of that…
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