Must Watch: Official Trailer for Lars von Trier's Antichrist
Remember that incredibly striking photo we posted a few weeks back of Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg making love in the roots of a giant tree? Well, Zentropa has released a trailer for that film, Lars von Trier's Antichrist, and it's even creepier than you might imagine. I can't say I'm at all familiar Lars von Trier's past work, but I will say this looks fantastic. Maybe I'm just sucked in by how beautiful it all looks and the work done by cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle (who just won an Oscar). I'm not sure how many other von Trier fans there are, but maybe Antichrist will transcend his normal fan base?
Watch the official trailer for Lars von Trier's Antichrist:
A grieving couple (Dafoe and Gainsbourg) retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Antichrist is both written and directed by prolific Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, of an extensive number of past films, including Nocturne, The Element of Crime, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, Manderlay, and The Boss of It All most recently. As far as I know, the film doesn't have a US distributor just yet. It is expected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this summer before hitting theaters in Europe throughout May and June. Look for major updates during Cannes, as I expect we'll hear more on Antichrist around then.