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Melancholia

2011 Sci Fi

During the course of their lavish wedding at a palatial country estate, Michael (Alexander Skarsgard) and Justine (Kirsten Dunst) grow troubled by the revelation that an unidentified plaet has emerged from behind the son, and appears to be on a collision course with Earth. Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Gainsbourg, John Hurt, and Charlotte Rampling co-star in this existential sci-fi drama from Danish provocateur Lars von Trier.

Director: Lars von Trier

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Alexander Skarsgård, Charlotte Gainsbourg,Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling

Reviews

  • A movie masterpiece...is Lars von Trier's ecstatic magnum opus on the themes of depression, cataclysm, and the way the world might end.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly

    26 April 2013

  • Firmly rooted in the filmmaker's esoteric, frustrating, provoking, demanding narrative style, the movie is also amazingly romantic - lush, ripe, rich, delicious.

    Betsy Sharkey - Los Angeles Times

    26 April 2013

  • Leave it to von Trier to conceive an intergalactic sci-fi metaphor for a psychological disorder - and then make it work so astonishingly well.

    Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald

    26 April 2013

  • The actresses' performances intertwine beautifully, like twin climbing vines vying for the attention of the sun.

    Stephanie Zacharek - Movieline

    26 April 2013

  • Its true subject is melancholia as a spiritual state, a destroyer of happiness that emerges from its hiding place behind the sun, just like the menacing planet, then holds the heroine, Justine, in its unyielding grip and gives Ms. Dunst the unlikely occasion for a dazzling performance.

    Joe Morgenstern - The Wall Street Journal

    26 April 2013

Awards

  • Best Actress

    Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (2012)

  • Best Film

    Austin Film Critics Association (2011)

     
  • Best Actress

    Australian Film Institute (2012)

     
  • Best Cinematography (Bedste filmfotograf)

    Bodil Awards (2012)

  • Kirsten Dunst

    Cannes Film Festival (2011)