Lars Von Trier Discusses Depression, Alcoholism And Why He Avoids New Cinema

Whatever the case may be, when it comes to Lars Von Trier's mental state, the Danish provocateur is a fascinating person to behold. After all, you can't really expect anything else from the writer-director of "Breaking the Waves," "Dancer in the Dark," "Melancholia," and "Dogville." Yes, these last few years he's battled depression, anxiety, alcoholism and other mentally debilitating conditions, which led to chaotic interviews and an infamous press conferences at Cannes, in which he showed compassion for Hitler and insulted Nicolas Windig Refn
His battles with inner demons have produced a great movie about anxiety ("Melancholia") an above average movie about depression ("Anthichrist") and a rather underwhelming film about sex-addicts ("Nymphomaniac.") 
He describes his latest, “'The House That Jack Built," as a "celebration of the idea that life is evil and soulless, which is sadly proven by the recent rise of the Homo trumpus – the rat king,”

Yikes. Whatever the case, a new Von Trier tends to have adventurous cinephiles intrigued 

A recent interview with Danish media has had people talking today. It really is a must-see showcase of cringe-worthy thinking, the most noteworthy part being when he admits to not watching new movies "Because the worst thing that could happen would be that I got excited about something."