– I had to start work on 'Antichrist' in one way or another to climb out of the depression, " says Lars von Trier, who for the time being to the film festival in Cannes. the
two years ago, he was overwhelmed by a depression that came crashing on top of the wide range of other mental disorders, which permeates the Danish filminstruktørs life. the
Throughout his life Lars von Trier a bit of severe anxiety and OCD – obsessions and compulsions. In an interview in the Danish newspaper Politiken he is, how he four times per day is overpowered by panic anxiety, that gets the adrenaline to pump and your heart beat so fast that he can't breathe.
Pay dearly for his suffering
He also says that he since the childhood has checked itself for various diseases and chronic needs to keep the suffering away with medication and therapy. And then came the depression on top:
– I tell myself that the depression was my psykes reply that I had had it too bad. It was a kind of timeout. The film itself is not a kind of therapy for me, but on the other hand, so do I even have subjected to me the cognitive therapy that takes place in the movie, in several years, he says to Ekstra Bladet. the
One of the people who have worked closely on Lars von Trier through the majority of his film career, producer Vibeke Windeløv. the
– How sick is Lars von Trier, anyway?
– Some may think that it is something he uses to get PUBLICITY and make itself interesting, but I know he pays dearly for his suffering, she says. the
– How did it impact on his daily life?
– He has a very hard life. There is intettidspunkt, where he can relax and feel good.
– It is a pity for him, that he must suffer such. I can say that Lars von Trier certainly don't have a life, there is a dance on roses.
– He pays expensive, but the suffering gives him the impetus to make the film?
– I do not believe you need to have it so bad, trade it, to be creative and make good films. But there is no doubt that you can't separate the two things apart. the
– perhaps It is exactly his so painful mental disorders, that he can make films that the audience loves and hates at the same time?
Lars is not afraid of the emotions his films evoke in people. It means a lot to him that his films are understood, but not that it will be a success. Personally love of course he, like everyone else, to be loved, but his artistic needs are far greater than his social needs. the
– what is the impact of the disease on him?
– It is something that completely pervades his life. 24 hours a day. He has never peace. the
– But how can he work with others and be together with his family, when he is so sick?
– Because he is also an insanely nice, warm human being, who has a strong sense of humour and self-deprecation. It is what keeps his surroundings, says Windeløv.