Lars von Trier

Danish film director and screenwriter

Lars von Trier (born 30 April 1956) is a Danish movie director and screenwriter. He has won many prizes. These include the Palme d'Or, the Grand Prix, and the Prix du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. He has a prolific and controversial career, spanning over four decades.[3][4] His movie The House That Jack Built is scheduled for a release in 2018.

Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier at Cannes in 2000
Lars Trier

(1956-04-30) 30 April 1956 (age 63)
EducationNational Film School of Denmark, University of Copenhagen
OccupationMovie director and screenwriter
Years active1977–present
Notable work
Dogme 95
German Expressionism
  • Cæcilia Holbek
    (m. 1987; div. 1995)
  • Bente Frøge
    (m. 1997; div. 2015)


  1. Lumholdt, Jan (2003). Lars von Trier: interviews. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 22–23. ISBN 978-1-57806-532-5. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
  2. Lars Dinesen (2015-09-04). "Lars von Trier skal skilles" (in Danish). metroxpress. Retrieved 2017-02-04.
  3. "Kinema:A Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media". Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. "A joke or the most brilliant film-maker in Europe?". The Guardian. 22 January 1999. Retrieved 27 July 2016.