Lars von Trier to announce shock retirement?

Von Trier created a stir on Saturday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Von Trier fans. Speculation had been rife that the Danish director best known for Antichrist, Dancer in the Dark or Breaking the Waves, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 61, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 21/01/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a director isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a director-screenwriter just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouLars was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Lars von Trier was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouLars”
— @universalObserver, 20 Jan 2018
“I thought Lars von Trier retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 20 Jan 2018

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