Only days ago, while premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, up to 100 people were forced to walk out of the screening claiming that the content was "vile" and that it "should not have been made."
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People have also heaped praise on the film by terming it as one of Von Trier's best works to date. "But the reception seemed just about right".More news: Golden Knights step up for family of Humboldt Broncos coach
Lars Von Trier's latest movie The House That Jack Built was the most controversial film at this year's Cannes Film Festival, inspiring over 100 people to walk out of its premiere on Tuesday.
The House That Jack Built is written and directed by Lars von Trier (Antichrist, Melancholia) and stars Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Grabol, Jeremy Davies, Ji-tae Yu, and Riley Keough.
But von Trier disagreed, saying: "I made quite a lot of films about women, so now I made one about a really evil bastard". I'm not sure if they hated it enough, though. If I do, it will probably be a journalist. At the time, he was declared persona non grata, though the festival director has since called the controversy "unfair" and "stupid".More news: In Custody After Reports of Shots Fired at Trump Golf Resort
How does it feel to return to Cannes again, this time "back from the cold", so to speak? It's also a bit nice being out of competition. The filmmaker said at this point in his career it's not too important to be competing at Cannes, especially since he's done so numerous time and has won many Cannes prizes. The film was instead shown at an out-of-competition slot.
Those critics that watched the entirety of The House That Jack Built described the movie as "an ordeal of gruesomeness" and "two and a half hours of self-reflexive torture porn". Since I always have to stay for the duration because I drive all the way from Denmark, it's just humiliating to be told on the last day that there is nothing to pick up. Head over to Cineurope to read von Trier's interview in its entirety.More news: European Union moves to block United States sanctions on Iran