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
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