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'Applause' Comes to DVD, Knockout Star Paprika Steen Talks Backstage Alcoholism Drama, Denmark vs. America (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 28, 2013 at 3:44PM

Denmark's 2010 festival hit and Oscar submission "Applause" is finally coming out on DVD via Kino Lorber on November 26. Directed by rookie Martin Pieter Zandvliet, "Applause" features a must-see incendiary performance by Paprika Steen as Thea, a recovering alcoholic stage actress playing Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" just as she's trying to repair her damaged relationship with her family. TOH sat down with the Danish star for a flip cam interview, below.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.