Lars Von Trier Film Finds Support in PETA Amid Backlash

Lars Von Trier Film Finds Support in PETA Amid Backlash

As the film opens, all we know of Verge (Bruno Ganz) is that he is guiding Jack (Matt Dillon) somewhere. If you haven't already guessed, Von Trier is having a self-indulgent ball, poking fun at his body of work and the notion that he hates women, while also toying with the tropes of the serial killer thriller.

"It's quite important not to be loved by everybody, because then you've failed", he told Cineuropa.

But now the controversial director, who has returned to the festival seven years after being banned for saying that he was a Nazi, has had his say about the critical revulsion, saying that the reaction has made him "very relaxed". I had no knowledge of it but I for sure are interested in seeing it now.

A few days ago, the Danish director premiered his serial killer drama The House That Jack Built and, well, let's just say, the screening was met with a divisive reception. If it gets too popular, I'll have a problem.

But 100 people leaving the screening is seen as a victory by von Trier.

As far as the Cannes Film Festival is concerned, Trier has given the audience a tough time watching his films over the years and this time was no different.

This year's Cannes Film Festival saw von Trier for the first time since his notorious 2011 interview at the Melancholia press conference, during which he said he sympathised with Adolf Hitler. "I've just walked out of #LarsVonTrier premiere at #Cannes2018 because seeing children being shot and killed is not art or entertainment", one viewer posted. If I do, it will probably be a journalist. Von Trier has a right laugh, prodding his critics with images of the Holocaust, and using his protagonist as a mouthpiece for empty apologies. The film was instead shown at an out-of-competition slot. The final verdict on "The House That Jack Built" won't be delivered until those reviews are published.

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