The Danish director Lars von Trier is one of the most controversial figures in contemporary film. HCC film professors Marie Westhaver and Mike Giuliano survey his career in this podcast episode. While they acknowledge the energetic and innovative aspects of films including "Europa," "Breaking the Waves" and "Dancer in the Dark," they have a harsher response to other films in which the director seems determined to be provocative simply for the sake of making the audience uneasy. Marie and Mike have a lively discussion about a director who arguably does not mind being disliked.
July 31, 2020