Lars Von Trier film prompts mass walkouts at Cannes

Lars Von Trier film prompts mass walkouts at Cannes

Following the infamous Hitler jokes in 2011, renowned Danish film director Lars von Trier's new film The House that Jack Built has sparked a lot of controversy following its premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2018. Lars von Trier wrote and directed the pic based on a story by Jenle Hallund.

Some people, however, reacted more calmly, discussing the merits and flaws of Von Trier's works, commenting on his trademark provocative style.

As terrible and cruel as the film is, it's hard not to applaud the technical aspects and indeed the fact that Von Trier is a very good filmmaker.

"It's disgusting", muttered one woman, as she evacuated the Palais.

In typical Von Trier fashion, and as he promised, the film is drenched in subtle brutality and blood as Matt Dillon's journey as Jack unfolds into a serial killer.

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The film follows Dillon's serial killer as he mutilates and strangles his victims, who are mostly women. Also starring Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Ed Speleers, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, Riley Keough, and Yu Ji-tae.

Thomsen said he thought the film was "artistic" and that von Trier was like a "sculptor".

I've never seen anything like this at a film festival.

Taking to social media, numerous members of the press have already deemed the film to showcase continuously "vile" footage and have stated that the movie "should not have been made". "The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, yet presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale".

Some of those who walked out tweeted their disgust at The House That Jack Built. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. Despite a large number of viewers departing the screening early due to being unable to stomach the narrative of the film, the director still received a 10-minute standing ovation for the movie. Let us know what you think.