Say it aint so, Lars

Wednesday October 5th 2011

This just popped into my inbox:

A statement from Lars von Trier

Today at 2 pm I was questioned by the Police of North Zealand in connection with charges made by the prosecution of Grasse in France from August 2011 regarding a possible violation of prohibition in French law against justification of war crimes. The investigation covers comments made during the press conference in Cannes in May 2011. Due to these serious accusations I have realized that I do not possess the skills to express myself unequivocally and I have therefore decided from this day forth to refrain from all public statements and interviews.

Lars von Trier
Avedøre, 5. October 2011

Could this mean Matthew Sweet’s Night Waves piece is now the last great von Trier interview?

Let’s be honest: probably not.