in festivals worldwide, he has received the Palme d'Or (for Dancer in the Dark), the Grand Prix (for Breaking the Waves), the Prix du Jury (for Europa), and the Technical Grand Prize (for The Element of Crime and Europa) at the Cannes Film Festival.In 2016 Trier began filming The House that Jack Built, an English-language serial killer thriller.Trier has occasionally referred to his films as falling into thematic and stylistic trilogies.
In 1996, Lars von Trier conducted an unusual theatrical experiment in Copenhagen involving 53 actors, which he titled Psychomobile 1: The World Clock.
The Kingdom (Riget) was planned as a trilogy of three seasons with 13 episodes in total, but the third season was not filmed due to death of star Ernst-Hugo Järegård shortly after completion of the second season.
In 1995, Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg presented their manifesto for a new cinematic movement which they called Dogme 95.
The Dogme 95 concept, which led to international interest in Danish film, inspired filmmakers all over the world.
In 2008, together with their fellow Dogme directors Kristian Levring and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg received the European Film Award European Achievement in World Cinema.
It has also produced hardcore sex films: Constance (1998), Pink Prison (1999), Hot Men Cool Boyz (2000), and All About Anna (2005).
To make money for his newly founded company, von Trier made The Kingdom (Danish title Riget, 1994) and The Kingdom II (Riget II, 1997), a pair of miniseries recorded in the Danish national hospital, the name "Riget" being a colloquial name for the hospital known as Rigshospitalet (lit. A projected third instalment in the series was derailed by the death in 1998 of Ernst-Hugo Järegård, who played Helmer, and of Kirsten Rolffes, who played Drusse, in 2000, some of the major characters.
His next film, Epidemic (1987), was also shown at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section.
The film features two storylines that ultimately collide: the chronicle of two filmmakers (played by Lars von Trier and screenwriter Niels Vørse) in the midst of developing a new project, and a dark science fiction-tale of a futuristic plague—the very film Trier and Vørsel are depicted making.
It includes The Element of Crime (1984), Epidemic (1987) and Europa (1991). Trier completed the Europa trilogy in 1991 with Europa (released as Zentropa in the US), which won the Prix du Jury at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival The Kingdom: A TV Cult Phenomenon In 1992 Lars von Trier and producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen founded the movie production company Zentropa Entertainment, named after a fictional railway company in Europa, their most recent film at the time. The reason for doing this was to achieve financial independence and to have total creative control.
Lars von Trier directed Medea (1988) for television, which won him the Jean d'Arcy prize in France. The production company has produced many movies other than Trier's own, as well as television series.