Mette Leonard

Lars von Trier’s latest film rightly resists the idea that art must be morally correct and inoffensive

Danish director Lars von Trier is back at Cannes Film Festival, proclaiming that ‘it’s all good – we had a little misunderstanding for seven years’ and worrying that his new serial killer movie, The House that Jack Built, isn’t divisive enough.

In fact, the reception of the film has indeed revealed an divide in the mentality of contemporary culture.

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