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.
Known for his restless technical innovation and rebellious approach to the genre, von Trier has confronted the taboo subjects of the day and the eternal existential problems of the human condition with the same thorny, troubled intelligence and puckish humour.
The season asks whether his cinema of narcissism and self-abasement still has the power to get under our skin. Is it the on-screen violence that is hard to stomach, or those troubling questions his films ask about human suffering, morality and the disorders of society?
BREAKING THE WAVES, THE IDIOTS, DOGVILLE and ANTICHRIST will be screened in September.
MELANCHOLIA, NYMPHOMANIAC VOLUME 1, NYMPHOMANIAC VOLUME 2 and THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT will be screened in October.