Wait, what? Why has nobody ever talked about this?
I haven't seen Dogville for a number of years now, though in all fairness it's not so much the film as the director that I find so madly intriguing. And this "behind the scenes" project gives almost as much insight into Von Trier's practices and thought processes as something like The Five Obstructions. Better still, by means of a "Freedom of Speech" box that was apparently open for anyone on the…
You know, this actually made sense to me. I was bracing for a fevered surrealist nightmare, but this felt much more like a coherent narrative than anything else.
I found myself eerily reminded of Bergman's Persona more than once - was that just me? Not only a sense that the two lead women might just be the same person, but a similarly energetic claustrophobia that pulsates in the silences between them. There's sexual energy, but there's also sincere compassion and…
I get it. I finally know what the hell Lars is doing.
Okay. So firstly, this so-called conclusion to the "Golden Heart Trilogy" is basically the standard by which all polarizing films should be measured. It's just that divisive. I felt my star rating dropping from five to zero and back again, more times than I could count. Of course by this point the star rating is unnecessary and silly, and it's obvious that we have a winner. Lars von…