Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)

Spoilers ahead.  Not in a very long time have I such anticipated a film’s opening, in this case from the greatest living director (his words), bad boy Dutchman Lars von Trier’s Melancholia.  This was set to be the best apocalyptic film yet made.  Fresh off his depressing and drab Antichrist (2009), he grabbed me with his stunning trailers and imagery promising us a visual masterpiece.  What follows is prelude as climax, eight to ten minutes of epic slow motion beauty:  Kierstin Dunst (a great perf and Best Actress at this year’s Cannes Film Festival) running through the woods in her … Continue reading Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)