Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Lars von Trier's Alternative to Interviews for 'Nymphomaniac'? The Progressive Release of Chapter Teasers

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire May 31, 2013 at 9:32AM

At the 2011 edition of Cannes, Lars von Trier caused quite a stir when he implied that he could understand how someone -- someone like himself -- could become a Nazi. As part of the publicity for his new film "Nymphomaniac," von Trier has released a new tape-over-his-mouth press photo (above) that symbolizes his decision to no longer participate in any press interviews.
1
Lars von Trier Nympho

At the 2011 edition of Cannes, Lars von Trier caused quite a stir when he implied that he could understand how someone -- someone like himself -- could become a Nazi.  (READ MORE:  Lars Von Trier Declared "Persona Non Grata" at Cannes, Effective Immediately)  As part of the publicity for his new film "Nymphomaniac," von Trier has released a new tape-over-his-mouth press photo (above) that symbolizes his decision to no longer participate in any press interviews.

Instead of doing press for "Nymphomaniac," von Trier will gradually release a still and a short narrative that, according to a press release, "playfully unveils the multilayered universe of 'Nymphomaniac.'"  Perhaps high off his involvement with the Dogme95 movement, Von Trier also revealed in the press release that he hopes to start a new film genre with "Nymphomaniac," digressionism, wherein digression is the departing from the main subject.

The chapter teasers will gradually be revealed on the film's website, www.nymphomaniacthemovie.com.  For now, all we have is a list of them:

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

"Nymphomaniac" stars Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgård along with Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen, Michaël Pas, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier, Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Hugo Speer, Felicity Gilbert, Michaël Pas, Jesper Christensen, Jens Albinus, Nicolas Bro, Cyron Melville, Shanti Roney, Omar Shargawi, Tania Carlin, Severin von Hoensbroech, Peter Gilbert Cotton and many more.

This article is related to: Lars von Trier, Nymphomaniac: Volume I, Filmmaker Toolkit: Distribution, Cannes Film Festival