|The lead sad person|
I do not know if there is ever a good or right time to watch Lars von Trier’s films. Often criticized as horrific, sadistic, and misogynist, the Danish director’s work does not make for a pleasant viewing experience. With raw, unflinching depictions of sex and violence – genital mutilation seems to be an interest - the Danish director’s films are not suggested for the light hearted or easily offended. Von Trier’s most recent work, Antichrist (2009), Melancholia (2011), and Nymphomaniac Volumes I. & II., typically dubbed “the Depression Trilogy”, were condemned not only for supposed gratuitous imagery, but for the subject matter itself.