Artificial Eye have released an image of Charlotte Gainsbourg lying on the ground as their first promotional from Lars Vin Trier‘s Nymphomaniac.
I think we might assume this is from the start of the film seeing as the official blurb says this is where the character is first found:
Nymphomaniac is the light and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-‐diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe.
On a cold winter’s evening Seligman, an old bachelor, finds Joe semi‐unconscious and beaten up in an alleyway. After bringing her to his flat he sees to her wounds while trying to understand how things could have gone so wrong for her.
He listens intently as she over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi-faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.
There seems to be very little chance of Nymphomaniac making it into the Cannes program, but I expect we’ll still be seeing it on the festival rounds over the summer.