Lita On Film

Von Trier Expelled from Cannes

In Film Reviews on May 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm

The NYT is reporting that Danish director/enfant terrible Lars Von Trier has been officially declared “persona non grata” by the directors of the Cannes Film Festival because of remarks made at a press conference declaring himself a Nazi and expressing admiration for Hitler.

He has been ordered off the premises and parties to celebrate his latest film, “Melancholia,” have been unceremoniously cancelled.  However, his film is still in the running for the festival’s biggest prize–though, should it win, Von Trier won’t be allowed to collect his accolades in person.

Magnolia says the incident won’t affect their distribution plans, so those still willing to put up with Von Trier can delight in his latest oeuvre sometime this fall.


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