The House That Jack Built, the latest film from director Lars von Trier, caused a massive critical uproar with its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The film received a standing ovation after its first screening, at least by those who stayed through it. Despite the ovation, The House That Jack Built drove away dozens of critics and audience members before it finished, largely due to the depiction of graphic violence against women and children. Overall, reactions to The House That Jack Built were mixed at best, downright withering at their worst. The film also placed additional scrutiny on von Trier himself, who has a reputation as one of the worst directors to work with.
Tweets about The House That Jack Built are as charged as the reviews about it, perhaps even more so. As a warning, not only are their SPOILERS AHEAD, there is some graphic violence detailed as well.
Matt Dillon Plays A Serial Killer Who Enjoys Tormenting His Victims, Many Women And ChildrenVideo: YouTube
The Film Wallows In Visceral Torture, A Theme Seen In Many von Trier FilmsPhoto: IFC Films
This Is von Trier's First Film At Cannes Since He Was Banned In 2011 For Nazi-Related CommentsVideo: YouTube
Accounts Say Nearly 100 People Walked Out Of The Cannes Premiere
People Can't Help But Connect The Film's Violence To Harassment Allegations Against von Trier
Critical Consensus Is DividedPhoto: IFC Films