The Cinema Of Lars Von Trier
Director. Provocator. Deconstructor. In association with KINO Rotterdam and coinciding with the release of his controversial new feature film The House That Jack Built we shall be screening a haunting selection of the provocative works of Danish iconoclast Lars von Trier.
Danish enfant terrible Lars von Trier has throughout his career made a habit of throwing the cat amongst the pigeons of the European arthouse scene. As co-founder of the purist Dogme 95 movement, whose films were known for their bleak worldview and controversial subject matter, von Triers films have always thrived on the tension between chaos and control, where he has sought to defy and disrupt what he regards as conformist norms of filmmaking. His deeply confrontational films – and his equally provocative public persona – have been both greatly admired and fervently debated and challenge audiences both emotionally and psychologically. His visually poetic cinema puts to celluloid a haunting, troubling vision of the condition humane.
In association with KINO Rotterdam we will be screening a selection of his most thrilling films starting January 5th.