IFC Films handled the audience in selected theaters across the country before the one-day screening of an obscene director filmed by scandalous serial killer Lars von Trier, “The House Built by Jack” on Wednesday.
But now the IFC, the film’s distributor, faces sanctions for violating the rules of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
In a statement, The Hollywood Reporter MPAA stated that IFC had violated the rules of the rating system by checking out the invaluable version of the film without refusing to be so close to the R-rated cut release that comes in theaters on December 14th.
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“The effectiveness of MPAA assessments depends on our ability to maintain the confidence and confidence of American parents,” said MPAA. “That is why the rules clearly state the correct use of ratings. Failure to comply with the rules can create confusion among parents and undermine the rating system – and can lead to the imposition of sanctions against the filmmaker. ”
According to THR, sanctions may include revoking the rating of “The House That Jack Built” R or suspending the evaluation process of other IFC films currently awaiting in the Classification and Rating Administration (CARA), which conducts MPAA ratings and the National Association of Theater Owners. Sanctions will be determined after hearing CARA.
IFC acquired “The House that Jack Built” after his premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, where an obscene incision prompted more than 100 people to leave because of his horrible descriptions of violence against women and children, especially the scenes where two children “Heads are blown away a rifle.
Critics have called it "one of the most unpleasant events in my life", "vile" and "repulsive." Nevertheless, those who sat throughout the screening in Cannes gave a film a standing ovation, and after the screening on Wednesday, there was a positive reaction from the media.