02 October 2009


Written & Directed by: Lars von Trier
Full credits from IMDb

For a while Antichrist is wonderful, a mature and gripping film—at turns fanciful and literal, pitting the rabidly emotional against the coolly rational—that grapples with the contours of grief, the effects of toddler suicide, the limits of psychotherapy and the dynamics of marriage. And then Charlotte Gainsbourg has to spoil it all by doing something stupid like cutting off her clitoris. With a pair of scissors. In extreme close-up.

Oh, right, this is a Lars von Trier movie—the Danish provocateur's (gulp) "horror movie".

Keep reading this dispatch from the 2009 New York Film Festival at The L Magazine

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