This film gives a stark, pessimistic picture of what, in different circumstances would have been a yellow-tinted, flowery depiction of one’s delicious teenage years. The time when one feels full of life. A period in life where romance or at least, touch, is lurking at the forefront of every interaction. When the name of the game is truth or dare and pretty much all tension is sexual… and when Summer days are endless, and everyone seems available, ready and willing. In Jack and Julie’s case, everyone is each other.
Today I reflect on Antichrist (2009) and Lars von Trier’s filmic relationships with women.