Podcast: The House That Jack Built - The Great Debate
┃┃╱╲ In this
calmly talk things through
with Clarisse Loughrey
and Hannah Woodhead
As a general rule, a film distributor and a cinema will seek to highlight the most positive aspects of a film in order to attract the widest, most adoring audience possible. In some rare cases, this is a fool’s errand and the best alternative is to let the film, its champions and its detractors, speak for themselves. Here, on this special debate episode of the Curzon Film Podcast, we present to you uncensored opinion for and against the latest ‘incident’ by Lars Von Trier, The House That Jack Built.
Fighting for Lars’ right to provocate is Little White Lies’ Hannah Woodhead.
Questioning Von Trier’s motives is The Independent’s Clarisse Loughrey.
Presenting the great The House That Jack Built debate, is regular podcast host and podcast producer, Jake Cunningham.
The House That Jack Built
Lars von Trier returns to the director's chair to present the world with his most daring and provocative work to date, The House That Jack Built.
In a mesmerising career best performance, Matt Dillon plays failed architect turned serial killer Jack who leads us through the thought processes behind his increasingly depraved acts of murder, which he names "incidents".
As he recounts his crimes to Verge (Bruno Ganz) as if they were all individual works of art in themselves, the audience is invited to question the nature of artistry, where its limits lie and when is far too far? And with pitch black humour and undeniable cinematic vision, Von Trier delights in taking us there.
The House That Jack Built plays in cinemas from Friday 14 December
Or watch it from the comfort of your own home (with cushions to hide behind and a pause button) with Curzon Home Cinema