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Second Dispatch From the 27th MIFF

Second Dispatch From the 27th MIFF

As promised, an update:

Lars (Von Trier) talks often of the size of Afro-American genitals.

-Thomas Vinterberg at the press conference following today’s Dear Wendy screening, in response to questions about the film’s use of a young black male to represent shoot-first aggression, or as he put it, “men of action”. He surmised that Von Trier, the screenwriter, chose a black character in order to be politically incorrect, and also because of envy, saying:

Being a small white animal from a small country in the north, we’re envious of beautiful African men. It’s in our nature.

Look what nineteenth century thinking the MIFF dragged in.

Manderlay screens tomorrow. Whoo boy.

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