The Danish director’s new film The House that Jack Built premiered on Monday night.
According to Variety hundreds of people walked out during the screening of the film groaning and called the movie disgusting.
The story follows Jack (Matt Dillion), a serial killer, over the course of 12 years and depicts the murders that truly develop Jack as a serial killer.
In a 2017 interview with The Guardian, Von Trier said the film “celebrates the idea that life is evil and soulless.”
Despite the walkout the film received a six-minute standing ovation, reports The Hollywood Reporter.