Danish auteur Lars von Trier is no stranger to controversy, especially in his films like 2009's Antichrist, known for its depiction of extreme sexual violence and misogyny, but certainly not without its artistic merits, as many have argued.

In 2011, the director provoked the Cannes Film Festival audience with a comment about "sympathizing with Hitler" while promoting the festival premiere of his film Melancholia. This comment triggered the Festival to institute a 7 year ban on the director, with Mr. von Trier telling the New York Times that "I got carried away."

That ban is now over. Von Trier is returning to Cannes with his newest, a serial-killer horror/thriller piece called The House that Jack Built, starring Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, and Matt Dillon. See the festival teaser for it below.

Meanwhile, another director who has also recently courted controversy by saying that #MeToo has "turned into mob rule", Minnesota-born Monty Python alumnus Terry Gilliam, also now has a film in the running.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is an adventure flick with Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce and Stellan Skarsgård. See the trailer for it below.