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NEWS OF THE WEEK: Lars von Trier diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

His longtime producer Louise Vesth at Zentropa Entertainment announced the Melancholia director's diagnosis in a statement on Monday. The statement read, "In agreement with Lars von Trier, we want to inform you that Lars was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease just before the summer holidays" The producer insisted that von Trier, 66, would continue work on his upcoming series The Kingdom Exodus despite his diagnosis. According to Deadline, the third and final instalment of the Danish Directors cult classic 1990s series The Kingdom is due to premiere at the Venice Film Festival at the end of August.



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