Cineclub presents: Antichrist (Lars Von Trier, 2008)
This unsettling thriller from Danish provocateur, Lars Von Trier, polarised audiences at the Cannes film festival and a reported four people fainted during the screening due to the explicit depiction of violent imagery. The narrative follows Willem Defoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg (who won the Cannes best actor award for her performance) as they attempt to deal with their grief due to the recent death of their infant child. The Danish newspaper Politiken called it “a grotesque masterpiece,” giving it a perfect score and praised it for being completely unconventional while at the same time being a profoundly serious, very personal … piece of art about small things like sorrow, death, sex and the meaninglessness of everything.”
Wednesday 2nd November, 5pm
David Puttnam Media Centre cinema (room 207)
Free entry – All welcome.