He may not be ready for Cannes Film Festival (despite being welcomed back with open arms in the future), but Lars von Trier is here to remind that he is still very much in the game, as he’s currently sculpting his two-part erotic drama Nymphomaniac. We’ve now got the first teaser poster for the film, which intends to “distill the intimacy and the obscenity of the film down to its simplest form.”
One can check out the teaser poster below, as well as another piece of title art, featuring no mention of our stars, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Stacy Martin, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Udo Kier, and Jean-Marc Barr. And head over to the website, where a trailer premiere is hinted at for May 16th.
The film is a wild and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Gainsbourg). On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Skarsgård), finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He brings her home to his flat where he cares for her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi-faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.
Expect Nymphomaniac to arrive on the fall film festival circuit and get released by Magnolia this year.