Leth defends Lars von Trier
Jørgen Leth, currently on his Denmark tour with the band 'Vi sidder bare her', has taken time off to comment on the controversy regarding Lars von Trier's infamous press conference at the Cannes Film festival yesterday. "The fact that Lars von Trier has been banned from the festival due to his comments on Hitler and the Second World War is outright ridiculous", says Leth. Leth is very surprised that the Cannes establishment doesn't recognize the statements from Trier as merely a testament to his infamous need to provoke. "There is no doubt that Lars got carried away", says Leth, "but he has given a formal apology and that should be the end of it."