Shalom Life | August 27, 2014

Lars Von Trier Banned From Cannes

The Cannes Film festival has banned long time favorite director Lars von Trier for yesterday's offensive comments.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: May 19th, 2011 in Culture » Film » News

Lars Von Trier Banned From Cannes

The Cannes festival is not tolerating Director Lars von Trier’s anti-semitic and offensive comments. On Wednesday, during a film festival press conference, von Trier announces that he was a Nazi, called Israel painful, and declared that actress Kristin Dunst insisted on being cast in a hardcore porn film.

Festival President Gilles Jacob made a statement on Thursday to announce that the director has been banned from this year’s festival, but didn’t include whether he would be permitted to return in future years.

In a statement released, the festival’s organizers “profoundly” regretted von Trier’s comments, describing them as “unacceptable, intolerable, and contrary to the ideals of humanity and generosity that preside over the very existence of the festival.”

The release also said “the board of directors firmly condemns these comments and declares Lars von Trier a persona non grata at the Festival de Cannes, with effect immediately.”

Von Trier has apologized for his remarks and denies being anti-semitic.

Thierry Fremaux, General Director at Cannes, has said that the director told festival officials that he “accepts his punishment.”

“He’s upset by this matter,” Fremaux explains. “He recognized that the festival had to take a firm position in regards to his comments.”

The Cannes festival was also considering removing von Trier’s Meloncholia from the festival as well, but Jacob says, “In the end, the position that was taken was to distinguish between the work and the person.”

Lars von Trier is a Cannes Festival favorite, with a total of nine films in the Cannes main competition since 1984, including Dogville, Manderlay, and Breaking the Waves.

Hopefully the beloved director will develop a stronger filtration system (or less offensive sense of humour) so he may submit future films to the internationally acclaimed festival.

Sarah Silverman Wins Emmy, Thanks “My Jews” Sarah Silverman Wins Emmy, Thanks “My Jews” TrendingHoward Stern Takes On The ALS Ice (Cube) Challenge [VIDEO] Howard Stern Takes On The ALS Ice (Cube) Challenge [VIDEO] TrendingMayim Bialik’s Plan For The Emmy’s: Strike a Balance Between “Hot and Holy” Mayim Bialik’s Plan For The Emmy’s: Strike a Balance Between “Hot and Holy” Trending
 

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Hope to Co-Star in a Film

August 26, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Hope to Co-Star in a Film

The married couple is looking for the right project to work on together

Read More

Sarah Silverman Wins Emmy, Thanks “My Jews”

August 26, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Sarah Silverman Wins Emmy, Thanks “My Jews”

The comedian won on Monday night for Best Writing for a Variety Show

Read More

Scarlett Johansson Designs T-Shirt For Planned Parenthood

August 26, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Scarlett Johansson Designs T-Shirt For Planned Parenthood

The initiative 'Women Are Watching' seeks to educate and mobilize young voters about women's health issues and rights.

Read More

Howard Stern Takes On The ALS Ice (Cube) Challenge [VIDEO]

August 26, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Howard Stern Takes On The ALS Ice (Cube) Challenge [VIDEO]

The 'America's Got Talent' judge completed the popular challenge kinda.

Read More

The Love Jewce: An Interview With Shoes by Jews

August 26, 2014 | By Andria Kaplan
The Love Jewce: An Interview With Shoes by Jews

We speak to Shawn Michael (no, not the wrestler) about their product that "discreetly provides an extra 2-3 inches of height" to shorter men

Read More

Parents of Missing American Yeshiva Student Offer $28,000 Reward

August 26, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
Parents of Missing American Yeshiva Student Offer $28,000 Reward

Aaron Sofer has been missing since Friday when he went hiking in Jerusalem

Read More

Watchdog Calls Out BBC For Hamas 'Propaganda'

August 26, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Watchdog Calls Out BBC For Hamas 'Propaganda'

BBC Watch accuses the newspaper of "absolving Hamas of truce violation," and refusing to name the 4-year-old Israeli who was killed by Hamas mortar fire

Read More

BDS Victory Over SodaStream Equals 900 Palestinians Out of Work

August 26, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
BDS Victory Over SodaStream Equals 900 Palestinians Out of Work

SodaStream is moving its Ma'ale Adumim factory to the Negev

Read More

More Headlines