josh lewis’s review published on Letterboxd:
“her suffering had created something of value.”
“just do what the others do.”
if there is a right way to exert power (social, political, economic, artistic), one that doesn’t include dishing out untold agony to the poorest among us, we haven’t seen it yet. how well-meaning we might be doesn't seem to matter. i think von trier includes himself and his work in this assessment.