Lars Von Trier’s Latest Film Is The Source Of Much Debate Behind The Scenes At Cannes

The Playlist | 4/16/2018 | Charles Barfield
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Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier has been a mainstay at the Cannes Film Festival, dating back to 1984, when “Forbrydelsens element” was nominated for the Palme d’Or. All told, the writer-director has been nominated for the Palme d’Or a total of nine times, winning once for 2000’s “Dancer in the Dark.” However, in 2011, after some, let’s just say regrettable, remarks about Hitler, the prestigious event banned the filmmaker.

Now, after seven years, it looks like we might see the filmmaker’s return to Cannes. Maybe.

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There are multiple rumors floating around right now talking about von Trier’s upcoming film, “The House that Jack Built.” First, you have a report on The Hollywood Reporter that just says that the film wasn’t included in the upcoming festival’s initial lineup, but when asked if the film could be a late addition, Cannes director Thierry Fremaux said, “We’ll know in a couple of weeks, I hope so.” It’s clear that Fremaux would like the latest von Trier project to be shown at the festival.

The film, which is said to be about a serial killer in the ‘70s and ‘80s, is being described by insiders in the THR report as having “scenes of extreme brutality and violence, comparing it to von Trier’s graphic, controversial...
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