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Cannes: Anamaria Marinca and Jean-Marc Barr Set to Team on ‘White Friar’ for Director Ivan Murphy

A pair of actors who hail from Cannes Film Festival award-winning projects — Anamaria Marinca (Cristian Mungiu’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) and Jean-Marc Barr (Lars Von Trier’s Europa) — are teaming to star in a new film that marks an official collaboration between France and Ireland.    The project is White Friar and will mark […]

Lars Von Trier on Working With Parkinson’s, Completing His ‘The Kingdom’ Series and Why He Still Wants to Shock You

Lars von Trier is used to being misunderstood. The Danish auteur has built a prodigious career with work featuring provocative moral premises at their core. Breaking the Waves (1996) stars Emily Watson in an Oscar-nominated performance as a woman who submits to sexual degradation to achieve transcendent spiritual deliverance. Antichrist, which was loudly booed by […]

Lars von Trier Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

Lars von Trier, the acclaimed, controversial Danish director of Dancer in the Dark, Dogville and Melancholia, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 66. Von Trier’s production company Zentropa confirmed news reports on Monday that the director had been diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder, but said he was “in good spirits and […]

Mubi Takes Lars Von Trier’s TV Show ‘The Kingdom Exodus’

Arthouse streamer Mubi has snatched up rights for Lars von Trier’s horror TV series The Kingdom Exodus for North America, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Turkey and India. It marks the first series the film-focused Mubi has ever acquired. The Kingdom Exodus is the third and final season of von Trier’s cult Kingdom series, with […]

Alexander Skarsgard to Guest-Star in Lars Von Trier’s ‘The Kingdom Exodus’

Swedish star Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood, Godzilla vs. Kong) has joined the cast of The Kingdom Exodus, the final season of the cult TV series from Danish director Lars von Trier. Skarsgard, who starred alongside Kirsten Dunst in Von Trier’s Melancholia (2011), will have a guest role on the series, a surreal hospital drama about […]

Darin Pfeiffer’s Bicoastal Marketing and Events Firm Announces Rebrand as The Impact Agency

Pfeiffer Consulting — the bicoastal marketing and events agency launched in 2013 by tastemaker expert and indie film aficionado Darin Pfeiffer — has announced a rebrand and new moniker to match the company’s expanded services. The firm will be known as The Impact Agency, effective immediately. Pfeiffer and his firm are known for producing red carpet […]

Danish Original Cast Return for Lars Von Trier’s ‘The Kingdom’ Final Season

Call it another round with Lars von Trier. Several members of the original cast of The Kingdom, Lars von Trier’s groundbreaking 1990s hospital horror series, are set to return for the show’s third and final season. Danish stars including, Ghita Norby, Peter Mygind, and Soren Pilmark will reprise their original roles for season 3 of […]

‘The House That Jack Built’: Has Lars von Trier Lost Ability to Shock?

Danish auteur Lars von Trier has built a career on being cinema's bad boy, but his serial killer drama 'The House That Jack Built,' starring Matt Dillon, has inspired more shrugs than scandal.

‘House That Jack Built’ Ratings Dispute Resolved by IFC, MPAA

The MPAA and IFC Films are making nice after the motion-picture lobbying body slapped the film distributor on the wrist for violating its ratings rules in screenings of provocateur Lars von Trier's latest pic, 'The House That Jack Built.'

Screening of Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ Violates MPAA Ratings Rules (Exclusive)

Lars von Trier is nothing if not controversial. In the latest twist, IFC Films is facing sanctions by the MPAA movie ratings board for screening an unrated, director's cut of his gruesome new film 'The House That Jack Built' in theaters across the country Wednesday night without getting the appropriate waiver.

Critic’s Notebook: Halfway Through 2018, Slim Studio Pickings and Precious Few Indie Gems

The first six months of 2018 at the movies have yielded an exceedingly modest crop, though some soon-to-be-released favorites from Sundance and Cannes will liven things up.

Lars Von Trier Film Finds Support in PETA Amid Backlash

'The House That Jack Built' sparked walkouts in Cannes, but the pro-animal rights group is cheering the Danish director for using "movie magic" in a notorious scene.