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Melancholia

Melancholia

Melancholia

2011 / 135min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: LARS VON TRIER

CAST: KIRSTEN DUNST, CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG, BRADY CORBET, ALEXANDER SKARSGåRD, KIEFER SUTHERLAND, UDO KIER

The possibilities for ecological apocalypse extend beyond the bounds of even our own solar system in Von Trier’s cosmic-view diptych drama, which begins with a wedding party gone awry and ends in the shadow of an incoming extinction-level event. Shot through from beginning to end with a profound feeling for what it is to live in the grips of depression, as Kirsten Dunst’s baleful bride predicts forthcoming catastrophe, telling sister Charlotte Gainsbourg, “The Earth is evil, we don’t need to grieve for it. Nobody will miss it.”