Danish Filmmakers Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg started the avant-garde filmmaking movement Dogme 95 in 1995. They created the Dogme 95 Manifesto and Vows of Chastity. These were rules to create filmmaking based on traditional values of story, acting, and theme, and excluding the use of elaborate special effects or technology.

They announced the Dogme movement on March 13, 1995 in Paris, at Le cinéma vers son deuxième siècle conference. The cinema world had gathered to celebrate the first century of motion pictures and contemplate the uncertain future of commercial cinema. Called upon to speak about the future of film, Lars von Trier showered a bemused audience with red pamphlets announcing “Dogme 95”.

Dogme 95 Films

The following were the films made under the Dogme 95 Manifesto:

  1. The Celebration
  2. The idiots
  3. Mifunes Sidste Sang
  4. The King Is Alive
  5. Lovers
  6. Julien Donkey-Boy

For more names go here,  dogme95.dk has compiled a list of all the films.

Further Read

Indie Film Hustle has written a great piece on the history of Dogme 95 which you can find here.

Also, you can find the complete list of the Vow of Chastity, here.

The Name of this Book is Dogme 95 talks about the movement in much more detail.

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