Lars von Trier to announce shock retirement?

Von Trier created a stir on Thursday 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 62, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 20/07/2018 : 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.

#ThankYouLars

For a little while on Thursday 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, 19 Jul 2018
“I thought Lars von Trier retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 19 Jul 2018

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