"Antichrist" Gets Booed At Cannes
I am the best film director in the world
You have to have some serious balls to make a statement like that. If you say it the day after half the audience watching your film walked out and the other half booed, your giant balls must be dipped in gold. Despite the ridiculousness of such a statement, “Antichrist” director Lars Von Trier said just that a day after the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
The film, which features mutilated genitals and a talking fox, has been the biggest news so far at the festival. For those of you not familiar with the plot, the film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe as a married couple who hole up in a cabin in the woods in order to properly grieve the death of their child. Did I mention there is also a blood soaked masturbation scene? Well, there is. When I first saw the trailer I thought Dafoe's bare ass was going to be the most disturbing thing in the film. Way to prove me wrong!
I’m a bit confused why someone who doesn’t make films for an audience would bring it to the biggest film festival in the world to show it off, but then again I’m not a genius.
Although he didn’t make this film for you to watch, Von Trier did pen this little ditty,
I don’t know what the hell the guy is talking about anymore but I’d like to be left out of his imagination thank you very much. At the end of the day, what’s a director to do? If I worked on a film for over a year just to have it laughed and booed at I’d be pretty pissed too. Then again I probably wouldn't put a talking fox in a film without also including an equally adorable talking hound voiced by Kurt Russell. That’s just me though.
I’m sure we’ll hear more news on the film as the reviews continue to come out, but in the meantime you can view the trailer below.