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The Five Obstructions

The Five Obstructions is a collection of books on friendship and the power of the limits of creativity.

Lars von Trier set his friend, director Jørgen Leth, a challenge: to make a remake of The Perfect Human, his 1967 pseudo-anthropological short film, but with certain conditions. The main subject of the books is a dissertation on the feelings and reactions of both directors, together with their conversations and a visual creative interpretation of each condition, made from different elements, such as sheets of mirrors, transparent sheets, paintings, typography. The Five Obstructions makes you consider the creative process in depth and how to experiment further with your own work.

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