Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Melancholia by Lars von Trier

Lars Von Trier is back with his new film, officially premiered in Cannes 2011.

Described as "A beautiful movie about the end of the world", MELANCHOLIA tells the story of two sisters (Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg), who find their relationship challenged as a nearby planet threatens to collide into the Earth.

Trier's initial inspiration for the film came from a depressive episode he suffered and the insight that depressives remain calm in stressful situations. The film is a Danish production with international co-producers in Sweden, France, Germany and Italy. Filming took place in Sweden.
Sukhdev Sandhu wrote from Cannes in The Daily Telegraph that the film "at times comes close to being a tragi-comic opera about the end of the world", and that "The apocalypse, when it comes, is so beautifully rendered that the film cements the quality of fairy tale that its palatial setting suggests."

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