Wow, Lars von Trier does not know when to shut up.

It wasn't enough for him to send shockwaves with his tasteless Nazi joke and get himself banned from the Cannes Film Festival: The Danish director is now attacking a fellow Dane who spoke out against him.

'Drive' director Nicolas Winding Refn -- who just won a Best Director award at Cannes -- publicly said he was "repulsed" by von Trier's comments. When asked about Refn's response, von Trier said, "I've known him since he was a kid! F*ck him." (Hardly a unique sentiment from the 'Dancer in the Dark' director: The photo above, which we've edited, was taken before the ill-fated press conference and shows von Trier displaying a certain four-letter-word tattoo.)

Making the rivalry more awkward: Refn's father edited von Trier's films 'Antichrist' and 'Breaking the Waves.' Von Trier set this scandal in motion with his "I sympathize with Hitler" statement, which was aimed at yet another award-winning Danish filmmaker, Susanne Bier.

Von Trier has alternately apologized and shrugged off his controversial ramblings at last week's press conference for his new film 'Melancholia,' blaming his statements on having been provoked, on the need to entertain and on the fact that he had just given up drinking.

He began this new interview by acknowledging his press conference comments were "stupid." Once Refn was mentioned, however, he simply couldn't resist trashing his fellow countryman.

In a rare show of insight, von Trier then vowed to never do another press conference again. If he's learned anything, he should also swear off interviews.

[via Twitchfilm]
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