Aalbæk Jensen never fails to deliver…

I just remembered a Masterclass I attended with Peter Aalbæk Jensen during the Stockholm International Filmfestival. As expected he was a good speaker and storyteller.

Some things i checked afterwards with people who had worked with him on his projects and if I am nice i would say that he added some Moms, as we say in sweden. That is he added some VAT extra percentage to flavour his storys a little. But that’s fine, if you know it.

But there is one quote that I will never forget. He gave his one-liner to Breaking the Waves:

“Breaking the Waves is a film about a girl that fucks her way to heaven”

Its a perfect school example of how to create an unforgettable but yet explainable oneliner. If I where a producer and someone would elevator pitch this to me Id certainly would give that producer or director a meeting.