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On Friday, the BBFC announced their classification for Lars von Trier‘s Antichrist and it became an instant news story that the film was to be released fully uncut in the UK. Indeed, Russ Fischer wrote /Film’s report on the matter. For greater context, however, I want to provide a discussion of how the BBFC work, how this is different (and to my mind, better) than the MPAA, and some very specific details of the Antichrist ruling. It is safe to proceed beyond the break, though those of you wary of Antichrist spoilers will want to opt out at the BIG SHOUTY warning below.

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We don’t yet know when IFC will release Antichrist, the firebrand Cannes entry from Lars Von Trier, in the US. But now thanks to Twitch we do know that UK audiences will see the film on July 24. And they’ll see it uncut, which most American moviegoers might not get to do. More details after the jump. Read More »

Early Buzz: Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist

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Lars Von Trier’s latest film Antichrist has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and according to Reuters, the film “elicited derisive laughter, gasps of disbelief, a smattering of applause and loud boos.”

I have rounded up some of the reviews, which range from “I think I might have loved it, I’m not sure” to “this film needs to be burned”. Check out the excerpts after the jump.
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