Yesterday, Lars von Trier got the attention of the whole world when he ended his press conference in Cannes by talking about the virtues of Nazism. Today he was thrown out of the festival. When Svenska Dagbladet met the director in Copenhagen before the festival, he talked about his wish to provoke.
Going to Cannes… is actually a pretty bad idea, Lars von Trier says.
It’s May 6, we’re at Hvidovre, just outside of Copenhagen. In twelve days his new film will have its world premiere – in Cannes. Yes, Lars von Trier seems to be in a good mood, jesting and making jokes, in the sort of fox like fashion we are used to from so often before.