Hor­ror and heart­break

Art-house or out­house? It’s im­pos­si­ble not to have a strong opin­ion about An­tichrist. Sinéad Glee­son gauges re­ac­tion af­ter a preview screen­ing

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Reviews -

LARS von Trier once said that a film should be “like a rock in the shoe”. The Dane’s lat­est of­fer­ing feels more like a blood-splat­tered boul­der in the face, but love him or loathe him, a new work from von Trier al­ways gen­er­ates de­bate.

When An­tichrist pre­miered at Cannes this year, crit­ics var­i­ously booed, laughed and walked out. We rounded up our own re­view­ers, warn­ing them that they might want to take a raincheck on the pop­corn.

Any ques­tions? Char­lotte Gains­bourg, Lars von Trier and Willem Dafoe field ques­tions from a largely hos­tile press at the Cannes pre­miere of An­tichrist

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