By Cathrine Shoard
Original post date: 14 February 2017
Lars von Trier, the Danish auteur whose films have rarely shied from controversy, is to make a film inspired in part by new US president Donald Trump.
The previously announced The House That Jack Built stars Matt Dillon in the title role as a “highly intelligent” man we follow over 12 years. The film “introduces the murders that define [his] development as a serial killer”.
Speaking on 13 February, Von Trier explained the project’s origins further: “The House That Jack Built celebrates the idea that life is evil and soulless, which is sadly proven by the recent rise of the Homo trumpus – the rat king.”
Last week, Von Trier shared a photo to promote the film: of himself, in period costume, with scythe, tolling a bell. He described the picture as “an evocative image with a cinematic reference” – apparently to fellow Dane Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1932 horror Vampyr.
Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/14/lars-von-trier-donald-trump-the-house-that-jack-built