quarta-feira, 2 de junho de 2010

Lars von Trier's "Antichrist"

Antichrist is a 2009 avant-garde film written and directed by Lars von Trier, about a couple who, after the death of their child, retreat to a cabin in the woods where the male character experiences strange visions and the female character manifests increasingly violent sexual behavior. The film features only two actors, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe, with the sole exception of a child which is seen briefly in the beginning of the film. The narrative is made up of a prologue, four chapters and an epilogue. Primarily a Cinema of Denmark production, the film was co-produced with companies from five other countries.

After premiering at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, where Gainsbourg won the festival's award for Best Actress, the film has been controversial, with critics generally praising the film's artistic execution but strongly divided regarding its substantive merit, with opinions polarized. Other awards won by the film include the Robert Award for best Danish film, The Nordic Council Film Prize for best Nordic film and the European Film Award for best cinematography.

The film is dedicated to the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky.

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