Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Lars Von Trier spotted in Cannes

A few blocks up from my hotel, a banner depicting Lars Von Trier, recently declared “persona non grata” by the authorities, still hangs proudly across the Rue d’Antibes. The festival only lasts for another three days, but, given how vigorously …

Thu, May 19, 2011, 16:50

   

A few blocks up from my hotel, a banner depicting Lars Von Trier, recently declared “persona non grata” by the authorities, still hangs proudly across the Rue d’Antibes. The festival only lasts for another three days, but, given how vigorously Cannes has tried to airbrush the director from history, I wouldn’t be surprised if a cherry-picker turns up some time this afternoon.

On an unrelated issue, the big competition film this morning was Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In. Though less weighty than recent films from the Spaniard, the piece — a sort of plastic surgery horror in the vein of Eyes Without a Face — struck me as his most purely enjoyable film in an age. I don’t imagine it has much chance of grabbing the Palme d’Or though. That gong increasingly looks to be set aside for The Tree of Life.

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