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Nyff to honour Dan Talbot by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2018-08-23 13:30:41

Wim Wenders' The American Friend, shot by Robby Müller, and starring Bruno Ganz and Dennis Hopper with cameos by Nicholas Ray, Sam Fuller, Jean Eustache, Gérard Blain, and Peter Lilienthal, will screen in the tribute to Dan Talbot Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that it will honour Dan Talbot, founder of New Yorker Films and director of the recently closed Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, with screenings of five films and a Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet short film programme in the Retrospective section of the 56th New York Film Festival.

Lincoln Plaza Cinemas closed on January 28, 2018 Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Bernardo Bertolucci's Before The Revolution, starring Adriana Asti and Francesco Barilli; Jean-Luc Godard's Every Man For Himself with Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye, Isabelle Huppert, and the voice of Marguerite Duras; Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Marriage Of Maria Braun, starring Hanna Schygulla; Louis Malle
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We’re still waiting for the role that will prove that Jon Hamm has a future after Mad Men. This middling hostage negotiation drama doesn’t insult our intelligence yet is still not that much more impressive than an average ‘let’s go to a war zone!’ episode of NCIS. Rosamund Pike plays an intrepid diplomat/agent who chooses to go rogue with Hamm’s character because (surprise) the system is so corrupt.

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2018 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 110 min. / Street Date July 3, 2018 / 34.98

Starring: Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Mark Pellegrino, Dean Norris, Shea Whigham, Douglas Hodge, Leila Bekhti, Kate Fleetwood.

Cinematography: Björn Charpentier

Film Editor: Andrew Hafitz

Original Music: John Debney

Written by Tony Gilroy

Produced by Ted Field, Tony Gilroy, Monica Levinson, Shivani Rawat, Mike Weber

Directed by Brad Anderson

Back in 1981 United Artists briefly distributed an amazing French- produced movie by
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With Trailers and Premieres, Lars von Trier Promises Audiences a Savage “House That Jack Built”

For anyone keeping tabs on the international film scene, two of the biggest announcements of the 71st Cannes Film Festival came a week after this year’s official lineup of films competing for the coveted Palme d’Or was unveiled. The first: Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, after decades of disastrous production issues and legal battles that seemingly threatened to put Mr. Gilliam in an early grave, would close the festival. The other: Lars von Trier, the notorious enfant terrible of Danish cinema and a general staple of the Cannes scene, would walk the Croisette seven years after his unprecedented ban – as a fast reminder, when he premiered Melancholia in 2011, amidst the horrified looks adorning the faces of Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mr. von Trier suggested he “understood” Adolf Hitler and sympathized with the Nazi ideology because of his German ancestry, leading to his immediately
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The 25 Best Foreign-Language Movie Scenes of the 21st Century

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Earlier this year, the IndieWire staff counted down our favorite English-language movie scenes of the 21st century. Now that due attention has been paid to Llewyn Davis’ heartbreaking audition, Daniel Plainview’s heartless approach to milkshakes, and several more of the most unforgettable moments in recent memory, it’s time to broaden our horizons.

It’s a big world out there, but great cinema has the power to bring it a little closer together. From an accordion jam session led by Denis Lavant, to an intimate slow dance in a small Parisian bar, these passages are too perfect for anything to get lost in translation.

These are our picks for the 25 best foreign-language film scenes of the 21st century.

25. “Holy Motors” (Entracte)

Midway through Leos Carax’s surreal and beautiful look at a man (Denis Lavant) who undergoes a series of disguises over the course of a very strange night,
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Cannes Review: At Its Best, Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ Makes for Irresistible, Barefaced Insanity

The Wikipedia entry for Narcissistic personality disorder (Npd) describes the condition as “a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of empathy.” If there were any doubts about Lars von Trier suffering from a chronic case of Npd (there weren’t), they will be conclusively dispelled by The House That Jack Built, an exceedingly violent and purposely unpalatable film that plays like an extended therapy session.

In the voice-over conversation that opens the film and continues at intervals throughout, the protagonist, Jack (Matt Dillon), discusses his compulsion – savagely killing people, primarily women – with an interlocutor that is only identified much later on. That he’s voiced by the Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who speaks with a nondescript foreign accent, initially gives the impression that it might be von Trier talking. Since it transpires fairly quickly that Jack is a stand-in for the director,
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‘The House That Jack Built’ Film Review: The Real Shocker Is How Dull Lars von Trier’s Film Is

‘The House That Jack Built’ Film Review: The Real Shocker Is How Dull Lars von Trier’s Film Is
Of all the shocking things about Lars von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built,” the most shocking might have been this: At the film’s Tuesday-morning Cannes Film Festival press screening at the Grand Theatre Lumiere, hardly anybody booed.

This has been a surprisingly boo-free Cannes, but von Trier seemed to be a lock to get a theater full of derision from the notably cantankerous press corps. And when you see the reports that 100 people walked out of the Monday night premiere, from which the vast majority of press were excluded, it came as a real surprise that the end of the long, violent, gleefully transgressive film was met with polite applause and only the smallest sprinkling of naysayers.

But the reaction fit the film — because in between various killings and vivisections, “The House That Jack Built” is kind of a bore. As much as von Trier loves to
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Cannes 2018: ‘The House That Jack Built’ Review: Dir. Lars Von Trier (2018)

The House That Jack Built review: Lars Von Trier’s examination of a serial killer lands in Cannes, and yes, he’s back making more waves at France’s famous film festival.

The House That Jack Built review by Paul Heath.

The House That Jack Built review

So, Lars Von Trier returns to Cannes seven years after his ban from the festival. His ‘persona non grata’ from the Melancholia press conference back in 2011 has been well reported, but he’s been let back in with his new film The House That Jack Built, even though it screens out of competition at this year’s festival.

The House That Jack Built, a 155 minute opus, originally conceived as an eight-part television series, follows a serial killer, the Jack of the title (Matt Dillon), over a period of 12 years and five very specific ‘incidents’. We have a two-man voiceover accompaniment – Jack, and a
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Outraged Audiences Walked Out of Lars Von Trier's Brutal Serial Killer Film The House That Jack Built at Cannes and Here's the Trailer

The first trailer has been released for Lars Von Trier’s latest film, The House That Jack Built. The film stars Matt Dillon as Jack, who is a brutal serial killer, and Uma Thurman, who ends up being one of his victims. In fact, he bashes her face in with a car jack. It looks like an insane and demented movie but there's also a little humorous flair that makes the whole thing seem so much more uncomfortable. But then that's exactly the kind of film that you should expect from Von Trier!

The film takes place in 1970s USA following serial killer Jack, "and the murders that define his development in this field. Viewers experience the story from Jack’s point of view with each murder described as artwork. As the police close in, he takes more chances and also has revealing conversations about his personal condition with Verge
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‘The House That Jack Built’ Review: Lars von Trier’s Serial Killer Epic Is Horrifying, Sadistic, Possibly Brilliant — Cannes 2018

‘The House That Jack Built’ Review: Lars von Trier’s Serial Killer Epic Is Horrifying, Sadistic, Possibly Brilliant — Cannes 2018
Every Lars von Trier movie feels like a dare, but nothing to date reaches the level of “The House That Jack Built,” a 155-minute portrait of a serial killer that dares to spend the duration of that running time in the confines of his disturbed mind — and, by extension, the Danish filmmaker’s as well. Mileage will vary on this graphically violent saga, which includes a few brutal death scenes involving women and children from the perspective of the man perpetuating the crimes. But its artistry transcends any precise litmus test for politically correctness. “The House That Jack Built” is an often-horrifying, sadistic dive into a psychotic internal monologue, with intellectual detours about the nature of art in the world today, and puts considerable effort into stimulating discomfort at key moments. If you meet the work on those terms, or at least accept the challenge of wrestling with impeccable filmmaking that dances across moral barriers,
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Von Trier’s heaven and hell by Richard Mowe - 2018-05-15 08:35:00

Lars Von Trier in Cannes with his jokey T-shirt reading, 'Persona non grata - Official Selection' Photo: Richard Mowe The eternal bad boy of Danish cinema, Lars Von Trier, back in Cannes for the first time since inappropriate Nazi remarks had him banned from the Festival seven years ago, has lost none of his ability to shock.

The red carpet première last night of The House That Jack Built, which has Matt Dillon as a serial killer in what appears to be a descent into Hell, provoked walk-outs and groans among the audience at the plethora of gruesome scenes in the two-and-half-hour-plus bloodbath.

Some reports put the number of people heading for the exits at more than 200. Von Trier ascended the steps of the Palais with Dillon and fellow actors Sofie Grabol, Bruno Ganz and Siobhan Fallon Hogan. Von Trier was last in Cannes with Melancholia in 2011. He played up his bad boy image,
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The House That Jack Built (2018) Movie Trailer: Lars Von Trier Creates A Serial Killer in Matt Dillon

The House That Jack Built Trailer

Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built (2018) movie trailer stars Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Bruno Ganz, Riley Keough, and Siobhan Fallon. The House That Jack Built‘s plot synopsis: “USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years [...]

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Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built gets a first trailer

Coinciding with its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the first trailer has debuted for writer-director Lars Von Trier’s upcoming thriller The House That Jack Built which sees Matt Dillon leading a cast that includes Uma Thurman, Bruno Ganz, Ed Speleers, Sofie Grabol, Riley Keough, and Yu Ji-tae; watch it here…

The House That Jack Built tells the story of “the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.”

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First Full Trailer for Lars von Trier's Latest 'The House That Jack Built'

"The soul belongs to heaven and the body to hell." Get ready... This week at the Cannes Film Festival, controversial Danish director Lars von Trier returns after being banned for 8 years to premiering his latest film, titled The House That Jack Built. The House That Jack Built stars Matt Dillon as the titular Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer. The film follows him for 12 years profiling his murders. Also starring Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Ed Speleers, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, Riley Keough, and Yu Ji-tae. The film is described as being about "the idea that life is evil and soulless," and runs a total of 2 hours, 35 minutes, which means we're in for something quite special from von Trier. This trailer gives us a look at a lot of footage from this, and I'm so there for it. This is a very bloody, violent trailer - watch out. Here's the
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‘The House That Jack Built’ Trailer: Matt Dillon Violently Stars in Lars Von Trier’s Serial Killer Thriller With Uma Thurman

‘The House That Jack Built’ Trailer: Matt Dillon Violently Stars in Lars Von Trier’s Serial Killer Thriller With Uma Thurman
Hours ahead of the world premiere Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built, the first trailer for the film has been released and it’s a wild one. Opening with images of Matt Dillon smashing Uma Thurman’s face in with a car jack before weeping in the rain discussing his thoughts on art, heaven and hell.

The film takes place in 1970s USA following serial killer Jack, played by Dillon, and the murders that define his development in this field. Viewers experience the story from Jack’s point of view with each murder described as artwork. As the police close in, he takes more chances and also has revealing conversations about his personal condition with Verge, played by Downfall’s Bruno Ganz.

The film, which also stars Riley Keough, Siobhan Fallon and Sofie Gråbøl, is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa Group in co-production with Film i Väst,
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Cannes: Matt Dillon Is Murderous in First Trailer for Lars Von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built'

Cannes: Matt Dillon Is Murderous in First Trailer for Lars Von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built'
IFC Films on Monday dropped the first trailer for Lars von Trier's The House That Jack Built.

And it's exactly as disturbing, and intriguing, as you'd imagine the latest from the director of Melancholia, Nymphomaniac and Antichrist would be.

Matt Dillon stars as Jack, a serial killer who views his murders as elaborate works of art. Uma Thurman, Riley Keough and Bruno Ganz co-star. The film premieres in Cannes, out of competition, Monday night.

It will be Von Trier's first appearance in Cannes since Melancholia in 2011, when the director's jokes about “sympathizing with Hitler” got him temporarily banned ...
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German Hitmakers Are Back in Saddle for the Cannes Market

German Hitmakers Are Back in Saddle for the Cannes Market
Historical romance, literary adaptations, arthouse drama, star-studded comedies, children’s pics, animated fare and a high-profile documentary are among the many German films and co-productions on offer at this year’s Cannes Film Market.

Unspooling as part of the festival are Wim Wenders’ “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” repped by Focus Features and bowing in Special Screenings; “In My Room,” Ulrich Koehler’s story of a man who suddenly realizes everyone around him has disappeared, which world premieres in Un Certain Regard; and, in Intl. Critics’ Week sidebar, Anja Kofmel’s Swiss co-production “Chris the Swiss,” a partially animated documentary from Urban Distribution that investigates the mysterious death of a young Swiss journalist during the Yugoslav wars.

On the market side, one historical niche that is proving particularly successful is that of the turn-of-the-century artist.

Picture Tree Intl. is following its 2016 hit “Egon Schiele — Death and the Maiden,
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New poster for Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built featuring Matt Dillon

Following a teaser trailer and images for The House That Jack Built [take a look here], a new poster has arrived online for writer-director Lars Von Trier’s upcoming thriller featuring Matt Dillon; check it out below…

The House That Jack Built tells the story of “the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.”

The House That Jack Built features a cast that also includes Bruno Ganz, Ed Speleers, Sofie Grabol, Riley Keough and Yu Ji-tae.

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New images from Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built

Ahead of its world premiere next month at the Cannes Film Festival, a teaser trailer and three first look images have been revealed from writer-director Lars Von Trier’s upcoming thriller The House That Jack Built featuring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman; take a look here…

The House That Jack Built tells the story of “the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.”

The House That Jack Built features a cast that also includes Bruno Ganz, Ed Speleers, Sofie Grabol, Riley Keough and Yu Ji-tae.

The post New images from Lars Von Trier
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First Look at Uma Thurman & More in Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’

Persona non grata no more. After being banned from Cannes Film Festival for his Hitler-related remarks back during the Melancholia premiere, Lars von Trier is returning to France in just a few weeks to premiere his serial killer drama The House That Jack Built. Following a teaser trailer, a set of new images arrives, which reveal our first look at Uma Thurman (reteaming with the director after her iconic Nymphomaniac scene), and more of the ensemble.

Featuring the cast of Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, Riley Keough, and Jeremy Davies, the film spans 12 years and will be split into “five incidents” (aka the murders) and then the “digressions” in between, as Jack attempts to create the “ultimate artwork” in his vocation. Ahead of our review, see a new synopsis below, along with new images and a recent 25-minute interview with von Trier as he discusses his upcoming film,
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The Forgotten: Hitler's Naked Opera

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I'm working my way through all the films about Hitler's last days. Downfall seemed set to be the definitive version, but now it's been reduced to a meme. Still, it's a largely accurate, powerful account, with a very strong performance from Bruno Ganz.In Bologna's Cinematheque I watch Pabst's The Last Act which, aided by the scorching summer weather, packed auditorium and inadequate air conditioning, really felt like spending ten days in a bunker under heavy shelling. The film introduces a fictional anti-war general played by Oscar Werner in a bit of "We're not all bad" special pleading but it gets a lot right.Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973) is notorious for getting a lot wrong: not facts, which are scrupulously attested to and signed off on right at the start by a historian and an actual witness, but the filmmaking and the casting. I don't know who you ought
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