Cannes Kicks Lars Von Trier Out Over Hitler Jokes


He's already apologized for his controversial humor at the Melancholia press conference ("Okay, I am a Nazi," etc.), but that wasn't enough for Cannes: They've booted him out of the fest. (It's not clear whether this means a lifetime ban or what, though.) A statement reads: "The board of directors profoundly regrets that this forum has been used by Lars von Trier to express comments that are unacceptable, intolerable, and contrary to the ideals of humanity and generosity that preside over the very existence of the festival. The Board of Directors firmly condemns these comments and declares Lars von Trier a persona non grata at the Festival de Cannes, with effect immediately." And he didn't even get to see Kung Fu Panda 2 yet! [HuffingtonPost]