100 Discs of Christmas #34 – Antichrist (2009)

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An eerie yet gorgeous tapestry of lingering close-ups; parallels, cuts and slow-motion photography, Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist is a gruelling tale of mythical grandeur: a bizarre yet beautiful film chock full of sadism and shagging, Satanic dogma and similes.

If you like your films light, clear and conservative, stay away. If, however, you’re a fan of, say, Nicholas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now, director David Lynch or you just dig a bit of alternative cinema, then brace yourself for a hugely demanding tableau that film critic Anita Singh of The Sunday Telegraph dubbed “the most shocking film in the history of the Cannes Film Festival.”

Antichrist (2009), directed by Lars Von Trier, is released in the UK on blu-ray disc and DVD by Artificial Eye, Certificate 18. Viewers may wish to read additional information on the content of the film before watching at www.bbfc.co.uk

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