Two years after coming under fire at the Cannes Film Festival for his questionable comments regarding Nazis, it appears that filmmaker Lars Von Trier might be making quite the return. Montages (via The Playlist) reports that the “hardcore version” of Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac will be premiering at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The two-part, five-hour film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who recounts her life story to Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard), an old, charming bachelor who finds Joe beaten up in an alley. The pic has already drawn considerable interest for its graphic depiction of sex, with the actors’ heads being digitally added to their porn stunt double’s bodies for maximum impact.
While Nymphomaniac is still on track to open in Denmark on Christmas Day, this will apparently be the “softcore” version of the film, as Von Trier wants to show Nymphomaniac in all its twisted glory at Cannes. Obviously nothing is certain, but the French festivalgoers may be in for quite an experience come next May.