Brutal Trailer Hits for Lars von Trier's THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival

That's right we are talking about Director Lars Von Trier's latest serial killer movie The House That Jack Built, that provoked mass walkouts at Cannes.

The movie, starring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman, is a dark comic thriller following a serial killer over the course of several decades, according to The Guardian.

Nevertheless, the movie still received a prolonged standing ovation for von Trier, who is a regarded as a cinematic visionary in France.

It was reported that 100 people walked out out during the screening at the Grand Theatre Lumiere on Monday night, which made von Trier "very relaxed".

However, Trier remains undeterred by the criticism and, in stark contrast, is concerned that people might not hate it enough: "It's quite important not to be loved by everybody because then you've failed". I had no knowledge of it but I for sure are interested in seeing it now.

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Indeed, the Danish filmmaker once found himself barred from the Cannes Film Festival after revealing he "sympathised" with Hitler during a press conference at the premiere of his film, Melancholia.

People have also heaped praise on the film by terming it as one of Von Trier's best works to date. If it gets too popular, I'll have a problem. "I've just walked out of #LarsVonTrier premiere at #Cannes2018 because seeing children being shot and killed is not art or entertainment", one viewer posted.

Variety's Ramin Setoodeh posted a picture of people leaving, saying: "I've never seen anything like this at a film festival". The director then joked: "If I do, it will probably be a journalist".

How does it feel to return to Cannes again, this time "back from the cold", so to speak? The film was instead shown at an out-of-competition slot.

If you want to know what happens in The House That Jack Built, you can read our graphic and very spoilery explainer - but be warned, it's not for the faint of heart.

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