Born in Copenhagen in 1956. He started in feature films direction with The Element of Crime (1984, 9th Mostra). Von Trier continued his career with Epidemic (1987) and Europa (1991), winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival. In 1994, he made the television mini-series The Kingdom (18th Mostra), and, in 1996, he directed Breaking the Waves, which also won the Jury Prize at Cannes. Von Trier created, in partnership with Thomas Vinterberg, the Dogma 95 Movement and, in 1998, premiered The Idiots (22nd Mostra), a centerpiece of Danish cinema. He also directed Dancer in the Dark (2000, 24th Mostra), winner of the Golden Palm at Cannes, Dogville (2003, 27th Mostra), Manderlay (2005, 29th Mostra), Antichrist (2009), Melancholia (2011), the two parts of Nymphomaniac (2013, 38th Mostra), and The House That Jack Built (2018, 41st Mostra).