November 25, 2009

Antichrist (2009)

Genius! Definitely my favourite von Trier yet! In this masterpiece he seamlessly blends aesthetic, atmosphere, plot and sound (of primary importance) to create something like never before seen yet which has von Trier's fingerprints all over it. From the creepy forest sex, to talking biblical animals, witchcraft astrology, slow-mo black and white baby suicide opera and the blood ejaculating penis to the full frontal female circumcision, this is definitely one of the better films of 2009. Of course, Dafoe and Gainsbourg are amazing with brave performances, despite the "porno doubles" prosthetics. I could have done without the whole handheld camera jumpcut Dogme stuff, but the amazing tableaus more than make up for it. Very well von Trier!