Uncle Lars never gets dull that's for sure. In an announcement delivered to the trades, Danish auteur and provocateur Lars von Trier has revealed that for his new film Nymphomaniac
, he wants to introduce a new genre called Digressionism, ie. to depart from the main subject. Further clues to his meaning are offered in the chapter headings the film will apparently be divided into:
CHAPTER 1 is THE COMPLEAT ANGLER
CHAPTER 2 is JERÔME
CHAPTER 3 is MRS. H
CHAPTER 4 is DELIRIUM
CHAPTER 5 is THE LITTLE ORGAN SCHOOL
CHAPTER 6 is THE EASTERN & WESTERN CHURCH (THE SILENT DUCK)
CHAPTER 7 is THE MIRROR
CHAPTER 8 is THE GUN
Here is the full announcement:
"In 2011 Lars von Trier decided to refrain from all public statements and interviews. To this date he has kept his word.
"But his stories are still being told worldwide and Nymphomaniac will be no exception.
"Using a structure known from literature Nymphomaniac consists of chapters, encapsulating both VOLUME I and VOLUME II and during the next eight months, starting from June and like domino pieces counting down to the release, small bites of these chapters will be published exclusively by a community of selected newspapers around the world.
"Each chapter teaser is defined by a headline, a still and a short narrative that playfully unveils the multilayered universe of Nymphomaniac with which Lars von Trier wants to introduce a new film genre: Digressionism.
[Digress /dɪˈgrɛs, daɪ-/ verb: Depart from the main subject]
For anyone who has seen his film The Five Obstructions, anything Lars tries in terms of changing up the way a film is delivered is immediately exciting, so I for one am looking forward to seeing this all unfold (or disrobe) over the coming months.
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