Danish director Lars Von Trier's much-anticipated return to Cannes has resulted - with some predictability - in controversy, as a screening of his new filmThe House That Jack Built was met with mass walkouts.
The picture will show on the 71-th Cannes film festival, which runs until may 19. The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale. The film looks visually inventive, and I like the idea of Matt Dillon having a big role to sink his teeth into. Also starring Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Ed Speleers, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, Riley Keough, and Yu Ji-tae. This is not surprising considering it's a serial killer movie directed by the guy who gave us Antichrist, which might just be the actual grosses, hardest to watch movie of the 21st century.
I've never seen anything like this at a film festival.
He is known for his graphic and controversial films.
The trailer for "The House That Jack Built" can be viewed following this article.
Such were the comments of patrons fleeing von Trier's film. The House That Jack Built premieres at Cannes today (May 14), so we'll likely hear how the film is sooner rather than later. Von Trier's script follows Jack's development as a murderer, following him through five important killings and providing glimpses into his troubling coming-of-age experience. The story that will unfold in the 70-80-ies of XX century, tells about a maniac named Jack.
Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever near (which both provokes and puts pressure on Jack) he is - contrary to all logic - set on taking greater and greater chances.
IFC Films is releasing The House That Jack Built for the USA, but no release date has been announced at this time. Let us know what you think.