i'd hope no one would read this before seeing the film.
lars doesn't give his films much precedence. he admits that they are too egocentric, and therefore too temporal. he does not expect to be immortalised through film.
he has trouble communicating, and yet reaches for every outlet to do so. his films have not yet satisfied his need to explain himself. he invites conversation and examination in the hope of reaching some epitomal catharsis.
as a result, he often sounds purposely provocative, pretentious, or contradictory. but for him it is all about learning about himself. he can not satisfactorily express himself, and does not even understand what begins to happen to him when he tries to. this is what…