153 mins – Denmark / France / Germany / Sweden 2018 – Dir: Lars von Trier
Starring: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz and Uma Thurman
USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of twelve years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork. Along the way we experience Jack’s descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge – a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations. THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT is a dark and sinister story, yet presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale.
ENDURING PROVOCATIONS: THE FILMS OF LARS VON TRIER
Provocator. Prankster. Artist.
‘Enduring Provocations’ looks back on the controversial career of Lars von Trier, having courted ardent fans and enemies in equal measure during his nearly four decades as a director.
|Wed 11 Oct