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Lars Von Trier’s Shocking Drama Antichrist Screens This Weekend!

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Shocking, polarizing, and not for the faint of heart, Lars von Trier’s 2009 psychological/body-horror Antichrist stars Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg as a married couple who retreat to a remote cabin in the woods after the tragic death of their young son. Grappling with grief and intense guilt, their relationship quickly descends into a nightmarish spiral of psychological and physical torment as the secluded forest around them, which they call Eden, becomes a haunting backdrop for their disturbing behavior and surreal hallucinations. Von Trier’s provocative and visually stunning direction, combined with intense performances by the leads, creates a harrowing exploration of gender, suffering, and primal fear.

Antichrist received mixed reactions from critics and audiences 15 years ago due to its graphic content and controversial themes, while garnering significant praise for its bold vision and artistic merit. Charlotte Gainsbourg won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her fearless performance, and the film has been noted for its striking cinematography and atmospheric sound design. Despite – or perhaps because of – its shocking imagery and challenging subject matter, Antichrist has become a significant work in von Trier’s filmography, provoking intense discussion and analysis among cinephiles and critics alike.

VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED. Antichrist contains graphic content, both sexual and violent in nature, which some viewers may find disturbing.

Antichrist screens starting Friday, July 5th.
Friday, Jul 5th – 10pm
Saturday, Jul 6th – 10pm


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