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Covington Catholic Teen Sues The Washington Post for $250 Million - The Daily Beast 19 Feb 2019, 11:29 pm

Covington Catholic Teen Sues The Washington Post for $250 Million  The Daily Beast

The suit claims the newspaper wrote “False and Defamatory Accusations” that “caused permanent damage” to Nick Sandmann.

FBI Investigating Threatening Letter Justin Smollett Received Before Attack - The Daily Beast 19 Feb 2019, 11:12 pm

FBI Investigating Threatening Letter Justin Smollett Received Before Attack  The Daily Beast

The FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection *Service* are investigating a threatening and racist letter Jussie Smollett received before he told police that he was ...

Burberry Apologizes for 'Noose' Hoodie in London Fashion Week Show - The Daily Beast 19 Feb 2019, 9:18 pm

Burberry Apologizes for 'Noose' Hoodie in London Fashion Week Show  The Daily Beast

Burberry has apologized for featuring a noose in one of its London Fashion Week designs. The piece, which was part of the brand's 2019 runway collection ...

Bernie Sanders Bests Kamala Harris' First-Day Donor Total in Four Hours - The Daily Beast 19 Feb 2019, 4:29 pm

Bernie Sanders Bests Kamala Harris' First-Day Donor Total in Four Hours  The Daily Beast

In just over the first four hours of his 2020 presidential campaign, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had already raised money from 42,000 donors, a total that bested ...

Watch Willem Dafoe Breaking Down His Big Career: 'Spider-Man', 'Platoon', 'Antichrist' & More - ScreenRealm 19 Feb 2019, 11:14 am

Watch Willem Dafoe Breaking Down His Big Career: 'Spider-Man', 'Platoon', 'Antichrist' & More  ScreenRealm

Willem Dafoe's career boasts quite the diverse range of films. Watch the actor talking about some of his biggest roles…

Review: The House That Jack Built is a Twisted Tale of Sadism and Murder - Dead Entertainment 18 Feb 2019, 10:00 pm

Review: The House That Jack Built is a Twisted Tale of Sadism and Murder  Dead Entertainment

Narcissism and compulsion fuel Jack to kill without remorse in Lars von Trier's film that disgusted audiences at its premiere.

Bruno Ganz obituary - The Guardian 18 Feb 2019, 4:47 pm

Bruno Ganz obituary  The Guardian

Swiss actor best known for his portrayal of Adolf Hitler in the 2004 film Downfall.

Aurora Shooter Started Shooting Coworkers at His Termination Meeting - The Daily Beast 17 Feb 2019, 12:39 am

Aurora Shooter Started Shooting Coworkers at His Termination Meeting  The Daily Beast

The gunman who killed five people at an Aurora, Illinois manufacturing plant opened fire on his co-workers during his termination meeting, authorities reportedly ...

'Downfall' Actor Bruno Ganz Dies at 77 - Hollywood Reporter 16 Feb 2019, 11:23 am

'Downfall' Actor Bruno Ganz Dies at 77  Hollywood Reporter

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, whose career included playing an angel in 'Wings of Desire' and the voice of death in Lars von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built,' died ...

Lars von Trier Is Turning His Films Into Diamonds, Starting With ‘Melancholia’ - IndieWire 12 Feb 2019, 9:12 pm

Lars von Trier Is Turning His Films Into Diamonds, Starting With ‘Melancholia’  IndieWire

Lars von Trier is rebounding from the controversial release of “The House That Jack Built” by taking his career into an utterly bizarre and unpredictable new ...

Lars von Trier Is Making All of His Movies Into Diamonds - Variety 11 Feb 2019, 11:51 pm

Lars von Trier Is Making All of His Movies Into Diamonds  Variety

Controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier is apparently turning to diamonds and virtual reality as a new method of representing his movies. Von Trier has ...

Lars Von Trier Wants to Turn All His Movies Into Diamonds - The Indian Express 11 Feb 2019, 3:38 pm

Lars Von Trier Wants to Turn All His Movies Into Diamonds  The Indian Express

A specially cut diamond designed by the Danish filmmaker has gone on show in Antwerp, Belgium. It's the first in a series of precious stones based on his films.

The House That Jack Built is Lars von Trier’s way of showing how much he loves women - Chicago Reader 18 Jan 2019, 8:00 am

The House That Jack Built is Lars von Trier’s way of showing how much he loves women  Chicago Reader

The centerpiece—soul, even—of every Lars von Trier film is a scene of compelling destruction. Breaking the Waves (1996), a fictional tale, has Emily Watson on ...

Unsettling View of Evil in Lars von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built' - HollywoodChicago.com 14 Jan 2019, 8:00 am

Unsettling View of Evil in Lars von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built'  HollywoodChicago.com

CHICAGO – With director Lars von Trier, who is a mad f**king genius of a filmmaker, it's always make or break (or both). He breaks in his latest, “The House That ...

The House That Lars Trashed: Why Lars von Trier Needs a Reinvention (Column) - Variety 13 Jan 2019, 8:00 am

The House That Lars Trashed: Why Lars von Trier Needs a Reinvention (Column)  Variety

A few weeks ago, Lars von Trier's “The House That Jack Built,” starring Matt Dillon as a Pacific Northwest serial killer with a pushy manner and a twisted smile, ...

‘The House That Jack Built’: Lars von Trier lets a serial killer make his point - Chicago Sun-Times 11 Jan 2019, 8:00 am

‘The House That Jack Built’: Lars von Trier lets a serial killer make his point  Chicago Sun-Times

The director's skill is evident in the extremely indulgent meta-commentary led by a mesmerizing Matt Dillon performance.

'The House That Jack Built' review: Lars von Trier's really boring serial killer movie - Chicago Tribune 10 Jan 2019, 8:00 am

'The House That Jack Built' review: Lars von Trier's really boring serial killer movie  Chicago Tribune

Matt Dillon and Bruno Ganz star in von Trier's excruciating portrait of a serial killer, tarted up with Glenn Gould recordings and gassy disquisitions on society, the ...

Lars von Trier strikes another blow to the serial-killer genre - The Economist 9 Jan 2019, 8:00 am

Lars von Trier strikes another blow to the serial-killer genre  The Economist

WHAT IS it about serial killers? Hockey-masked stalkers, knife-fingered slashers and chianti-sipping cannibals have long prowled across pages and screens.

The House That Jack Built review: Von Trier wrestles with his past work - Polygon 31 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

The House That Jack Built review: Von Trier wrestles with his past work  Polygon

Director Lars von Trier's latest work has landed him in hot water with critics as well as the MPAA. Now with both an unrated and R-rated cut, is all that fuss really ...

Lars von Trier's career has become a sick joke. Why is nobody laughing? - Telegraph.co.uk 21 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

Lars von Trier's career has become a sick joke. Why is nobody laughing?  Telegraph.co.uk

Jack, the serial killer and whip-smart engineer played by Matt Dillon in the controversial and much detested new Lars von Trier film The House that Jack Built, ...

'The House That Jack Built': Has Lars von Trier Lost Ability to Shock? - Hollywood Reporter 20 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

'The House That Jack Built': Has Lars von Trier Lost Ability to Shock?  Hollywood Reporter

Danish auteur Lars von Trier has built a career on being cinema's bad boy, but his serial killer drama 'The House That Jack Built,' starring Matt Dillon, has ...

The House That Jack Built Makes A Provocative Point - National Review 19 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

The House That Jack Built Makes A Provocative Point  National Review

Danish prankster Lars Von Trier's day has come. His career-long attempt at dismantling film art finally matches the cultural moment in The House That Jack Built.

'The House That Jack Built': Review Of Lars Von Trier's Film - Forbes 17 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

'The House That Jack Built': Review Of Lars Von Trier's Film  Forbes

What to say about Lars von Trier's latest film, The House That Jack Built? It is a great film. It has been called sadistic, violent, a gorefest, but that is its subject ...

The House That Jack Built review – a killer with room for improvement - The Guardian 16 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

The House That Jack Built review – a killer with room for improvement  The Guardian

Matt Dillon's crazed architect recalls Lars von Trier's grisly greatest hits in the director's perversely timed black comedy.

Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ is as disturbing as promised - AZCentral 15 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ is as disturbing as promised  AZCentral

A dark sense of humor and strong stomach are required to appreciate Lars von Trier's graphically violent serial killer film starring Matt Dillon.

The Hell That Lars von Trier Built - The Ringer 14 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

The Hell That Lars von Trier Built  The Ringer

The controversial director's new film, 'The House That Jack Built,' is the summation of a career built on antagonizing and torturing audiences with his brutal ...

Matt Dillon defends Lars von Trier: “He isn’t evil, ‘The House That Jack Built’ is work of art” - Far Out Magazine 14 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

Matt Dillon defends Lars von Trier: “He isn’t evil, ‘The House That Jack Built’ is work of art”  Far Out Magazine

Matt Dillon has defended critics of Lars von Trier having starred in the controversial director's newest film The House That Jack Built. Trier, who has made a ...

The House That Jack Built: why Lars von Trier’s new film has 2 versions - Vox.com 14 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

The House That Jack Built: why Lars von Trier’s new film has 2 versions  Vox.com

The House That Jack Built, Lars von Trier's disturbingly graphic new film about a serial killer who mutilates women and children, has been a topic of debate ...

Matt Dillon Says Lars von Trier Isn’t Evil and that ‘The House That Jack Built’ Is Art - IndieWire 14 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

Matt Dillon Says Lars von Trier Isn’t Evil and that ‘The House That Jack Built’ Is Art  IndieWire

Matt Dillon opens up about playing a serial killer in Lars von Trier's gruesome new film, and grapples with the controversy it caused.

Barry Jenkins Back With ‘Beale Street’; Lars Von Trier Has ‘House That Jack Built’ – Specialty B.O. Preview - Deadline 13 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

Barry Jenkins Back With ‘Beale Street’; Lars Von Trier Has ‘House That Jack Built’ – Specialty B.O. Preview  Deadline

Annapurna's If Beale Street Could Talk from writer-director Barry Jenkins is among the headlining Specialty rollouts this weekend. Beale Street is the first title to ...

Op-Ed | Is Lars von Trier the Biggest Troll in Film? - Highsnobiety 13 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

Op-Ed | Is Lars von Trier the Biggest Troll in Film?  Highsnobiety

Has Lars von Trier made a career of being so provocative that while we're debating if he's gone too far, he's off having the last laugh?

In Grisly, Sadistic 'The House That Jack Built,' Lars von Trier Deconstructs Himself - NPR 13 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

In Grisly, Sadistic 'The House That Jack Built,' Lars von Trier Deconstructs Himself  NPR

This uber-violent film about a remorseless serial killer (Matt Dillon) requires an iron stomach, but it's a "thoughtful, honest onscreen meditation on morality and ...

The House That Jack Built review: Lars von Trier's most deadening film yet - The Independent 12 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

The House That Jack Built review: Lars von Trier's most deadening film yet  The Independent

Dir: Lars von Trier; Starring: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, Riley Keough. Cert 18, 153 mins Being a serial killer ...

Lars von Trier argues with himself in unpleasant serial-killer drama The House That Jack Built - The A.V. Club 12 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

Lars von Trier argues with himself in unpleasant serial-killer drama The House That Jack Built  The A.V. Club

On paper, it sounds like the stuff of nightmares: Lars von Trier, the Danish maestro of suffering who made Breaking The Waves, Dancer In The Dark, and ...

Sofie Gråbøl: ‘Lars von Trier is a very caring person… he's not like his films’ - The Guardian 8 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

Sofie Gråbøl: ‘Lars von Trier is a very caring person… he's not like his films’  The Guardian

The Danish actor on her role in the director's new serial killer movie, being mesmerised by Suranne Jones, and Christmas hygge-style. Sat 8 Dec 2018 10.00 ...

Lars Von Trier: ‘I am disappointed only 100 people vomited’ - The Irish Times 7 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

Lars Von Trier: ‘I am disappointed only 100 people vomited’  The Irish Times

The arch provocateur on his divisive film The House that Jack Built, misogyny and Björk.

Lars von Trier interview: ‘Killing 64 people could be a work of art. Why not? Art is difficult to define’ - iNews 6 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

Lars von Trier interview: ‘Killing 64 people could be a work of art. Why not? Art is difficult to define’  iNews

Lars von Trier is back at the scene of the “crime”. It was at the Cannes Film Festival, seven years ago, that he made some ill-advised remarks about being a Nazi ...

Lars von Trier on filmmaking and fear: ‘Sometimes, alcohol is the only thing that will help’ - The Guardian 3 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

Lars von Trier on filmmaking and fear: ‘Sometimes, alcohol is the only thing that will help’  The Guardian

Lars von Trier has a new film coming out and, no surprise, it is a full-blown assault on the senses. The House That Jack Built casts Matt Dillon, that 80s beefcake, ...

Lars von Trier's "The House That Jack Built" breaks MPAA rule, IFC now faces sanctions - Salon 3 Dec 2018, 8:00 am

Lars von Trier's "The House That Jack Built" breaks MPAA rule, IFC now faces sanctions  Salon

IFC is facing sanctions from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) over the release of Lars von Trier's controversial serial killer movie “The House ...

MPAA Versus IFC: This Is One Lars Von Trier Controversy That Might Be Overblown - IndieWire 30 Nov 2018, 8:00 am

MPAA Versus IFC: This Is One Lars Von Trier Controversy That Might Be Overblown  IndieWire

Every Lars Von Trier movie brings its fair share of controversies, but the latest one might be overblown: When distributor IFC Films released “The House That ...

PG-Uh Oh: In Rare Move, M.P.A.A. May Sanction Lars von Trier Film - The New York Times 29 Nov 2018, 8:00 am

PG-Uh Oh: In Rare Move, M.P.A.A. May Sanction Lars von Trier Film  The New York Times

In a highly unusual move, the Motion Picture Association of America has found a one-night screening of a controversial new Lars von Trier film, “The House That ...

Lars von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built': IFC Films Could Face MPAA Sanctions for Unrated Screenings - SFGate 29 Nov 2018, 8:00 am

Lars von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built': IFC Films Could Face MPAA Sanctions for Unrated Screenings  SFGate

IFC Films could face sanctions from the MPAA due to Wednesday's nationwide screenings of an unrated version of Lars von Trier's art-house gorefest “The ...

Lars von Trier's The House That Jack Built Is a Narcissistic, Ugly Slog - Vulture 28 Nov 2018, 8:00 am

Lars von Trier's The House That Jack Built Is a Narcissistic, Ugly Slog  Vulture

This review originally ran during the Cannes Film Festival. It takes about an hour for Lars von Trier to make a predator/prey animal metaphor in his serial-killer ...

The Director’s Cut: A Label Often Redefined, Now by Lars von Trier - The New York Times 27 Nov 2018, 8:00 am

The Director’s Cut: A Label Often Redefined, Now by Lars von Trier  The New York Times

When it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May, the director Lars von Trier's new film, “The House That Jack Built,” prompted walkouts, dismissals and ...

Director's Cut Of Lars Von Trier's 'House That Jack Built' Screens One Night Only - KPBS 26 Nov 2018, 8:00 am

Director's Cut Of Lars Von Trier's 'House That Jack Built' Screens One Night Only  KPBS

IFC Films is holding a special one-night screening of the unrated director's cut of Lars von Trier's controversial "The House That Jack Built" on Wednesday, Nov.

Le Misanthrope: On Lars von Trier - Bright Lights Film Journal 10 Nov 2018, 8:00 am

Le Misanthrope: On Lars von Trier  Bright Lights Film Journal

An analysis of the misanthropic elements in the work of director Lars von Trier and the darker elements in his films.

Lars von Trier's "The House That Jack Built" Has This Year's Most Controversial Movie Trailer - W 1 Nov 2018, 7:00 am

Lars von Trier's "The House That Jack Built" Has This Year's Most Controversial Movie Trailer  W

Lars von Trier's "The House That Jack Built" may be the Danish director's most controversial film yet, which is saying something.

Lars von Trier's THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT Character Posters Contort the Cast - Dread Central 28 Sep 2018, 7:00 am

Lars von Trier's THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT Character Posters Contort the Cast  Dread Central

Writer-director Lars von Trier (Antichrist, Melancholia) has gathered together one hell of a cast for his new serial killer thriller The House That Jack Built. On top of ...

Revisiting Hours: ‘Dogville’ and Our Great American Nightmare - Rolling Stone 17 Aug 2018, 7:00 am

Revisiting Hours: ‘Dogville’ and Our Great American Nightmare  Rolling Stone

Every Friday, we're recommending an older movie that's available to stream or download and worth seeing again through the lens of our current moment. We're ...

Lars von Trier and a lifetime spent imitating David Bowie - Dazed 8 Aug 2018, 7:00 am

Lars von Trier and a lifetime spent imitating David Bowie  Dazed

Lars von Trier's career has, like David Bowie's, revolved around a diamond dog teaching itself new tricks. The manifesto of Dogme 95, the Brechtian staging of ...

Melancholia review – Lars von Trier's film makes accomplished, evocative stage debut - The Guardian 19 Jul 2018, 7:00 am

Melancholia review – Lars von Trier's film makes accomplished, evocative stage debut  The Guardian

Melancholia, Lars von Trier's least controversial film, has been rightfully praised for its powerful portrayal of how depression feels on the inside: a distorted sense ...

Robby Müller, Cinematographer for Jim Jarmusch and Lars von Trier, Dead at 78 - IndieWire 4 Jul 2018, 7:00 am

Robby Müller, Cinematographer for Jim Jarmusch and Lars von Trier, Dead at 78  IndieWire

Robby Müller, the Dutch cinematographer best known for collaborating with Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, and Lars Von Trier, has died at age 78. Müller's family ...

OPINION: We don't need to give Lars Von Trier the benefit of the doubt - New Zealand Herald 30 May 2018, 7:00 am

OPINION: We don't need to give Lars Von Trier the benefit of the doubt  New Zealand Herald

Movie buff Tom Augustine says time's up on the director's misogynistic, abusive behavior.

Lars Von Trier ‘The House That Jack Built’ Screening Spurs Walk Out - Hollywood Reporter 23 May 2018, 7:00 am

Lars Von Trier ‘The House That Jack Built’ Screening Spurs Walk Out  Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter had a seat next to 'Blade Runner 2049' director Denis Villeneuve and his group at the Cannes premiere of Matt Dillon-starrer 'The ...

Lars von Trier denies sexually harassing Bjork: 'I hugged her' - The Independent 22 May 2018, 7:00 am

Lars von Trier denies sexually harassing Bjork: 'I hugged her'  The Independent

Lars von Trier has commented on the sexual harassment allegations made against him by Björk.

Does Lars von Trier’s ‘vomitive’ new film spell the end for provocative cinema? - The Guardian 18 May 2018, 7:00 am

Does Lars von Trier’s ‘vomitive’ new film spell the end for provocative cinema?  The Guardian

There was a mass walkout at the Cannes premiere of von Trier's The House that Jack Built. From A Clockwork Orange to Driller Killer, cinema has always ...

Is Lars von Trier Trolling Us? - The New York Times 16 May 2018, 7:00 am

Is Lars von Trier Trolling Us?  The New York Times

CANNES, France — Near the end of my interview with Lars von Trier, I asked if he was trolling women in his latest, “The House That Jack Built.” He said he didn't ...

Review: The Empty Provocation of Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built - Vanity Fair 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

Review: The Empty Provocation of Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built  Vanity Fair

There were reportedly dozens of walkouts during the Monday night Cannes premiere of The House That Jack Built, the latest film from Danish third-rail ...

Lars von Trier Is ‘Against Censorship’ of Any Kind: ‘If You Can Think It, You Should be Able to Show It’ - IndieWire 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

Lars von Trier Is ‘Against Censorship’ of Any Kind: ‘If You Can Think It, You Should be Able to Show It’  IndieWire

Lars von Trier is back, and not everyone is too thrilled about it. The controversial filmmaker returned to the Cannes Film Festival on May 14 to debut his serial ...

‘The House That Jack Built’ Film Review: The Real Shocker Is How Dull Lars von Trier’s Film Is - TheWrap 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

‘The House That Jack Built’ Film Review: The Real Shocker Is How Dull Lars von Trier’s Film Is  TheWrap

Cannes 2018: Lars von Trier's gleeful look at a sadistic killer The House That Jack Built is actually boring when it isn't grossing you out.

The House That Jack Built, Cannes 2018, review: Lars Von Trier has turned his foibles into art - The Independent 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

The House That Jack Built, Cannes 2018, review: Lars Von Trier has turned his foibles into art  The Independent

When Lars von Trier was made persona non grata after making an off-the-cuff remark comparing himself to a Nazi at the press conference for Melancholia in ...

Cannes 2018: Critics cast their verdicts on Lars von Trier's The House That Jack Built - The Independent 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

Cannes 2018: Critics cast their verdicts on Lars von Trier's The House That Jack Built  The Independent

Lars von Trier returned to Cannes seven years after being declared persona non grata with a controversial film that sparked both mass walkouts and standing ...

Lars Von Trier's Latest Provokes Mass Walkouts at Cannes - PAPERMAG.com 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

Lars Von Trier's Latest Provokes Mass Walkouts at Cannes  PAPERMAG.com

While many view Cannes as an opportunity to showcase excellent filmmaking, or their affiliation to the hottest influencers, controversial Danish director Lars Von ...

At Cannes 2018, Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman and Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built - Vogue.com 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

At Cannes 2018, Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman and Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built  Vogue.com

Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman wins ecstatic raves, while Lars von Trier's The House That Jack Built has audiences fleeing for the exit.

More than 100 people walked out of a 'repulsive' serial-killer movie at Cannes: 'Lars has gone too far this time’ - Business Insider 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

More than 100 people walked out of a 'repulsive' serial-killer movie at Cannes: 'Lars has gone too far this time’  Business Insider

Director Lars von Trier's "The House That Jack Built," which stars Matt Dillon as a serial killer, prompted "more than 100 people" to walk out of the movie at the ...

Lars von Trier's New Movie Is So Violent 100 People Walked Out at Cannes - VICE 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

Lars von Trier's New Movie Is So Violent 100 People Walked Out at Cannes  VICE

Long before they took their seats, moviegoers at Cannes knew Lars von Trier's new film, The House That Jack Built, was going to be brutal. The festival's artistic ...

Lars shocks them at Cannes - The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

Lars shocks them at Cannes  The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english

'The House That Jack Built' spurs walkouts ... but the Danes still love him. Lars shocks them at Cannes.

Lars von Trier's 'gross' and 'torturous' film prompts walkout - BBC News 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

Lars von Trier's 'gross' and 'torturous' film prompts walkout  BBC News

Film critics walk out of controversial director Lars von Trier's violent serial killer screening in Cannes.

'Vomitive. Pathetic': Lars von Trier film prompts mass walkouts at Cannes - The Guardian 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

'Vomitive. Pathetic': Lars von Trier film prompts mass walkouts at Cannes  The Guardian

More than 100 people said to have exited early from a screening for The House That Jack Built, which features scenes of duckling mutilation and child killing.

Inside the Twisted Mind of Lars von Trier: The Man Behind the Serial-Killer Film That Shocked Cannes - The Daily Beast 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

Inside the Twisted Mind of Lars von Trier: The Man Behind the Serial-Killer Film That Shocked Cannes  The Daily Beast

CANNES, France—Both praised and panned by critics, Danish director Lars von Trier's new film The House That Jack Built premiered out of competition on ...

New Lars Von Trier film sees both ovation and 'over 100' walkouts at Cannes: 'Like spending two hours in Hell' - The Independent 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

New Lars Von Trier film sees both ovation and 'over 100' walkouts at Cannes: 'Like spending two hours in Hell'  The Independent

Cannes Film Festival has a notoriously high tolerance for extreme subject matter, a distinctly French sensibility of 'anything goes'. It spoke volumes then that ...

#MeToo gets whacked in Lars von Trier’s sadistic Cannes comeback - FRANCE 24 English 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

#MeToo gets whacked in Lars von Trier’s sadistic Cannes comeback  FRANCE 24 English

Spike Lee pulls no punches in a satirical comedy about the KKK (and Donald Trump), while Danish bad boy Lars von Trier returns from his “Hitler ban” with a ...

Mutilation scenes in Lars von Trier's new film cause 100 to walk out in Cannes - Fox News 15 May 2018, 7:00 am

Mutilation scenes in Lars von Trier's new film cause 100 to walk out in Cannes  Fox News

Director Lars Von Trier returned to the Cannes Film Festival on Monday after a seven-year ban for controversial Hitler comments, but his new serial killer thriller ...

The House That Jack Built review: Lars von Trier shocks with a portrait of the artist as serial killer - The Telegraph 15 May 2018, 2:36 am

The House That Jack Built review: Lars von Trier shocks with a portrait of the artist as serial killer  The Telegraph

Dir: Lars von Trier; Starring: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Riley Keough, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl. Cert 18, 155 mins. Seven years ago ...

Spike Lee Ignites Cannes With ‘BlacKkKlansman’, While Lars Von Trier’s Return Sparks Walkouts In A Wild Monday - Deadline 14 May 2018, 7:00 am

Spike Lee Ignites Cannes With ‘BlacKkKlansman’, While Lars Von Trier’s Return Sparks Walkouts In A Wild Monday  Deadline

Leave it to Spike Lee and Lars Von Trier to wake up a festival that lacked fireworks, that is until Monday night's unusual dueling premieres set festgoers off in all ...

Mass Walkouts for ‘Vomitive,’ ‘Torturous’ Lars von Trier Serial Killer Movie ‘The House That Jack Built’ - TheWrap 14 May 2018, 7:00 am

Mass Walkouts for ‘Vomitive,’ ‘Torturous’ Lars von Trier Serial Killer Movie ‘The House That Jack Built’  TheWrap

Lars von Trier's "The House That Jack Built" premiered at Cannes. Many critics reported walkouts and one even said the director had "gone too far."

Disgust, walkouts hit Lars von Trier's gruesome murder epic 'The House That Jack Built' - USA TODAY 14 May 2018, 7:00 am

Disgust, walkouts hit Lars von Trier's gruesome murder epic 'The House That Jack Built'  USA TODAY

Danish director Lars von Trier has never shied away from controversy, and his new serial killer movie with Matt Dillon, 'The House That Jack Built,' earned the ...

‘The House That Jack Built’ First Reactions: ‘Lars Has Gone Too Far This Time’ As 100 People Walk Out — Cannes - IndieWire 14 May 2018, 7:00 am

‘The House That Jack Built’ First Reactions: ‘Lars Has Gone Too Far This Time’ As 100 People Walk Out — Cannes  IndieWire

"The House That Jack Built," the latest film from controversy-courting writer/director Lars von Trier, inspired an estimated 100 walkouts.

Cannes 2018: Festival awaits return of 'persona non grata' Lars von Trier - BBC News 14 May 2018, 7:00 am

Cannes 2018: Festival awaits return of 'persona non grata' Lars von Trier  BBC News

Seven years on from his infamous "Nazi" comments, Lars von Trier is back at the Cannes Film Festival. Will he hold his tongue this time? Lars von Trier's ...

Cannes: Lars Von Trier's "Disgusting," "Torturous" Film Sparks Walkouts - Hollywood Reporter 14 May 2018, 7:00 am

Cannes: Lars Von Trier's "Disgusting," "Torturous" Film Sparks Walkouts  Hollywood Reporter

The director presented his first film at the festival since getting temporarily banned for making Hitler jokes in 2011.

Cannes Report, Day 6: Harvey’s Ghost, Fainting Over Lars von Trier - TheWrap 14 May 2018, 7:00 am

Cannes Report, Day 6: Harvey’s Ghost, Fainting Over Lars von Trier  TheWrap

Lars von Trier returns to Cannes after a seven-year absence over a press conference blunder where the director said he had some sympathy for Adolf Hitler.

Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ Causes Walkouts and Outrage at Cannes - Variety 14 May 2018, 7:00 am

Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ Causes Walkouts and Outrage at Cannes  Variety

Lar von Trier is no stranger to controversy. But even by his standards, his latest movie, “The House That Jack Built,” managed to alienate enough people to ...

Film Review: ‘The House That Jack Built’ - Variety 14 May 2018, 7:00 am

Film Review: ‘The House That Jack Built’  Variety

Matt Dillon is spooky and possessed in Lars von Trier's serial-killer drama, which keeps you grimly absorbed and shut out at the same time.

What Exactly Is Lars Von Trier Trying to Tell Us? - Jezebel 14 May 2018, 7:00 am

What Exactly Is Lars Von Trier Trying to Tell Us?  Jezebel

Lars Von Trier's new film The House That Jack Built is premiering at Cannes today and while le French will get to see it in full, over in America we're stuck with ...

‘The House That Jack Built’ First Trailer: Lars von Trier Unleashes A Bloodthirsty Serial Killer - IndieWire 14 May 2018, 7:00 am

‘The House That Jack Built’ First Trailer: Lars von Trier Unleashes A Bloodthirsty Serial Killer  IndieWire

Lars von Trier warned his fans that “The House That Jack Built” would be his most brutal and violent offering to date, and the movie's first official trailer suggests ...

Lars Von Trier: what next for cinema's greatest provocateur? - Telegraph.co.uk 12 May 2018, 7:00 am

Lars Von Trier: what next for cinema's greatest provocateur?  Telegraph.co.uk

Back in the Nineties, a rumour went around that Lars von Trier always carried a length of rope, in case he ever had to climb out of a window.

Lars von Trier producer: 'I'll stop slapping asses' in wake of #MeToo - The Guardian 10 May 2018, 7:00 am

Lars von Trier producer: 'I'll stop slapping asses' in wake of #MeToo  The Guardian

Following a Danish government investigation into working practices at Von Trier's production company Zentropa, his longtime producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen ...

Cannes Director: Lars Von Trier Was ‘A Victim of His Bad Jokes’ — Exclusive - IndieWire 30 Apr 2018, 7:00 am

Cannes Director: Lars Von Trier Was ‘A Victim of His Bad Jokes’ — Exclusive  IndieWire

Exclusive: Cannes director Thierry Fremaux explains why Lars von Trier's "The House That Jack Built" is playing out of competition.

Director Lars von Trier Discusses His Struggles With Addiction - TheFix.com 26 Apr 2018, 7:00 am

Director Lars von Trier Discusses His Struggles With Addiction  TheFix.com

"Alcohol is self-medicating, and sadly, insanely effective. The problem is when the alcohol level drops the anxiety hits you even harder."

A Subdued Lars Von Trier Talks Cannes Comeback Movie & Addiction: “I Felt Horrible During Filming” - Deadline 24 Apr 2018, 7:00 am

A Subdued Lars Von Trier Talks Cannes Comeback Movie & Addiction: “I Felt Horrible During Filming”  Deadline

The brilliantly original Lars von Trier remains his own worst enemy, according to an engrossing but also slightly concerning new interview.

Lars Von Trier, the Toxic Drug Cannes Can’t Quit - Hollywood Reporter 23 Apr 2018, 7:00 am

Lars Von Trier, the Toxic Drug Cannes Can’t Quit  Hollywood Reporter

Cannes' decision to welcome the "banished" filmmaker back is emblematic of the contradictions at the heart of the festival — especially when it comes to gender.

Cannes welcomes back Lars Von Trier after 7 year ban - Channel 24 21 Apr 2018, 7:00 am

Cannes welcomes back Lars Von Trier after 7 year ban  Channel 24

Seven years after being banned by the Cannes Film Festival for jokingly calling himself a Nazi, Danish director Lars von Trier has been invited back to the ...

Cannes Brings Back Lars von Trier After 2011 Ban for Hitler Comments - The New York Times 19 Apr 2018, 7:00 am

Cannes Brings Back Lars von Trier After 2011 Ban for Hitler Comments  The New York Times

Lars von Trier, the Danish film director who was declared persona non grata by the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 for his remarks about Hitler, will make a ...

Female stars head Cannes jury as Lars Von Trier returns - RFI English 18 Apr 2018, 7:00 am

Female stars head Cannes jury as Lars Von Trier returns  RFI English

Hollywood actresses will head the jury at Cannes next month, the film festival's organisers said on Wednesday as they appeared set to lift their bar on ...

Lars von Trier set for Cannes return after seven-year ban - The Guardian 17 Apr 2018, 7:00 am

Lars von Trier set for Cannes return after seven-year ban  The Guardian

Festival boss hints that Danish director's new serial killer film will join lineup – overturning expulsion imposed after controversial comments in 2011.

Lars von Trier Plans to Direct 10 Short Films After ‘House That Jack Built’ Left Him With Terrible Anxiety - IndieWire 16 Apr 2018, 7:00 am

Lars von Trier Plans to Direct 10 Short Films After ‘House That Jack Built’ Left Him With Terrible Anxiety  IndieWire

As the world continues to wait and see whether or not Lars von Trier's “The House That Jack Built” will be announced as a late addition to the 2018 Cannes Film ...

Lars von Trier Won’t Return to Cannes (Yet), But Here’s the Story Behind His 2011 Banishment - IndieWire 12 Apr 2018, 7:00 am

Lars von Trier Won’t Return to Cannes (Yet), But Here’s the Story Behind His 2011 Banishment  IndieWire

The jury is out on “The House That Jack Built.” To remember why, we go behind the scenes of the filmmaker's banishment at Cannes 2011.

Lars von Trier Bio


Danish film director and screenwriter

April 30, 1956, (62 years old)

Lars Trier

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