The Kingdom Exodus
Director: Lars von Trier, Morten Arnfred Run Time: 295 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2022 Language: Danish
Starring: Bodil Jørgensen, Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Ghita Nørby, Holger Juul Hansen, Kirsten Rolffes, Mikael Persbrandt, Søren Pilmark, Udo Kier
Theatrical Premiere Screenings!
Lars von Trier has directed a third season of his incomparable television series THE KINGDOM, which began in 1994 and helped establish the Danish filmmaker’s reputation for jolting imagery and penchant for layered, unpredictable storytelling. The show’s legions of fans will be delighted by his dark-comic return to the misfit world of Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet, once again ruled equally by sinister supernatural visions and at times hilarious administrative incompetence. This time, the hospital’s workers are aware of having been in a show, complaining that the scoundrel Lars von Trier has given them a bad name. Our guides to the increasing madness are Karen (Jorgensen), a curious somnambulist who voluntarily checks herself in after wandering to the Kingdom in her sleep, and the new Swedish head neurosurgeon, Stig Jr, (Persbrandt), desperate to follow in the footsteps of his father, the original series’ dastardly Dr. Stig Helmer. – Film Society of Lincoln Center
In Danish and Swedish with English subtitles
Please note: There will be an intermission during the screening.