A grieving couple retreat to Eden, an isolated cabin in the woods, where they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
A bravura piece of filmmaking from celebrated director Von Trier (The House That Jack Built, Melancholia), Antichrist caused something of a furore at Cannes for its audacious approach to the horror genre. Certainly not for the faint hearted, at its core lies some striking visuals and two fiercely committed performances from Dafoe (starring in The Lighthouse later this month) and Gainsbourg, who won the Cannes Best Actress prize.
This is a film that simply demands to be seen.
BBFC Certified 18 - Contains strong real sex, bloody violence and self-mutilation
★★★★ "This is a film best viewed with reason switched off" - Dave Calhoun, Time Out
★★★★ "This is von Trier’s biggest accomplishment" - Sukhdev Sandhu, The Telegraph
★★★★ “Genius at work . . . This is not film-making for the faint-hearted” - Kevin Maher, The Times