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VON TRIER, WHO JOKED ABOUT HITLER, IS HAILED IN BERLIN

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lars Von Trier, who was declared persona non grata by the Cannes Film Festival last May after joking about Hitler and the Nazis at a press conference, became the leading contender at the 24th European Film Awards over the weekend, when his end-of-the-world film Melancholia was nominated in eight of the competition’s nine categories. Five […]

DIRECTOR VON TRIER SAYS HE’S SHUTTING UP

October 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lars Von Trier was clearly joking during a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival last May when he remarked that he had always believed that he had been born a Jew (“I was very happy being a Jew”) but that his mother had told him on her deathbed that his father may have been […]

VON TRIER APOLOGIZES AGAIN FOR HITLER REMARKS

May 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Danish director Lars von Trier, who joked during a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival, about being a Nazi and understanding Hitler — and wound up being declared persona non grata by the festival as a result — issued another contrite apology for his his remarks on Tuesday, saying that his comments were “unintelligent, […]

FESTIVAL TO VON TRIER: NO YOU CANNES’T

May 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Danish director Lars Von Trier who won the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or in 2000 for Dancer in the Dark, caused as much befuddlement at a Cannes news conference today (Wednesday) as his latest movie, Melancholia, did when it was screened for the press a few hours earlier. The movie, in which Kirsten Dunst plays […]