Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lars Von Trier: "I'm not Mel Gibson"

Each year it is traditional for the Cannes Film Festival comes a little scandal. For this 2011 edition, no film selected did not seem to feel the suffering and the Croisette was calm until the controversy does not come from Lars Von Trier. At the press conference for his film Melancholia, the Danish director, when asked about his German origins, was launched in a speech that brought uncomfortable throughout the room, starting with his actress Kirsten Dunst.

Her "sympathetic to Hitler" then earned the filmmaker to be considered persona non grata on this Festival. And while several persons were moved remarks made by Lars Von Trier, Catherine Deneuve as he headed in Dancer in the Dark ("What shocks me most is the use that is made absolutely outrageous, Now, all of the words "), the director said he was" proud "to have been driven from the Croisette.

Known to enjoy the challenge, Lars Von Trier has nevertheless apologize for the remarks, adding that he is not anti-Semitic. Today, he insists and tries to divert attention to another player present at Cannes and is trying to redeem themselves conduct, saying "I'm not Mel Gibson."

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