Oh, that Lars von Trier is just so edgy. Such a calculated stance often creates an (arguably) unjustified interest in one’s work, but it also creates certain unavoidable difficulties. After those marketing geniuses tasked with pimping von Trier’s Antichrist covered the controversial poster quota, the decision was made to call in a much subtler poster for Austin’s Fantastic Fest. Of course, this tactic is rather understandable when it comes to Texas audiences as opposed to the arthouse crowd, but I imagine there were a few people caught unaware when Charlotte Gainsbourg whipped out her scissors for an impromptu clitorectomy. Also, someone totally forgot to include the infamously horrible CGI fox within this poster, so we’ve provided a rather adequate substitute. This isn’t an exact match, but you get the idea, right? Instant hilarity.
Imagery: Poster courtesy of FirstShowing.net