I want to hate Von Trier with a passion, but he's so fucking brilliant that I really can't.
Will Lars von Trier ever be invited back to Cannes? I've read a couple of articles that speculate on whether or not he will be allowed back. Off course he will return. He's Cannes' favorite son; Cannes made von Trier but you can just easily make the argument that von Trier made Cannes. He's about to film an epic in two parts about women sexuality- what festival would say no to the prospect of something like that?- And he still has the project with Scorsese coming up- if LvT is still good enough for Scorsese, LvT is good enough for Cannes. Oh yes, Trier WILL be back.
I’ve heard criticism that von Trier’s latest films look like perfume commercials. Is von Trier playing with that criticism by making the main character of Melancholia a designer of advertisements?
Hi there! My name is Lars Von Trier and I'm a genius. I know that, you know that... It's just that sometimes I like to behave like a spoiled stupid kid and open my mouth to say the most stupid thing that comes to my mind (or do I?) so everybody would feel shocked and talk about what I said instead of my films. One way or the other, you end up talking about me, therefor, I won.
He's a genius. I was hesitant at first but his cinema is haunting. Now he's one of my favorite directors. (I still have to see Antichrist but I've seen about 9 other films by him including Melancholia which was awesome.)
my feelings about him are pretty mixed, but ignoring what I don't like I would say I love him
Very Inspiring- “I think it's important that we all try to give something to this medium, instead of just thinking about what is the most efficient way of telling a story or making an audience stay in a cinema.”
I like his movies although some of my friends throw the pretentious label at him. But what worries me is that I can't quite figure out if he is a sexist or not. He is a converted Catholic and a lot of his later films basically try there best to punish women but I am not yet sure if this a comment on sexism or a glorification of it.
his quote up there is perfect. “I think it's important that we all try to give something to this medium, instead of just thinking about what is the most efficient way of telling a story or making an audience stay in a cinema.” so many filmmakers are too comfortably cowardly. lars von trier is a hero.
Breaking the waves - von Trier's 1996's ambitious and successful project ... Not listed here - a must see!