Trash & Treasures – The Five Obstructions

Lars von Trier tries optimism. It doesn’t work.

Lars von Trier – agent provocateur if you’re generous, director with a hard-on for depicting female suffering and trolling film festivals if you’re me – took a strange turn in 2003, with the only documentary of his career. Here we find von Trier trying to help a director who inspired him get over his artist’s block.

Yes, Lars “Bjork spit in his face every day of shooting” von Trier tried to help someone.

The results are decidedly mixed.

Kyle’s Melancholia Review

Part 1

Part 2

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