Lars von Trier doesn’t need a press conference to shock the hell out of the Cannes Film Festival

There would be no press conference. That much was agreed upon in advance, probably by all parties involved. After all, the last time Lars von Trier sat down for a little Q&A at Cannes—this was back in 2011, to talk about Melancholia—he ended up causing quite the stir, joking (?) about identifying with Hitler and…

Read This: Movies have gotten scarier by learning to manipulate the brain

Director Alfred Hitchcock once dreamed of being able to play his audience “like a giant organ,” manipulating people’s emotions at will as they watched his movies. He even imagined bypassing the movies all together and simply attaching electrodes to people’s heads and stimulating their emotions via push buttons. Today,

Watch a movie by an 11 -year -old Lars von Trier that’s probably about Nazis or something

A short film directed by a then-11-year-old Lars von Trier has surfaced online, and it appears to be strangely… happy? Well-adjusted? Not incredibly misogynistic? Titled Turen Til Squashland… En Super Pølse Film ( which translates to Trip To Squash Land…A Super Sausage Film), the deceptively cheerful short was created…