135 mins | Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany | 2011 | 15A
Melancholia has been chosen especially by our current exhibiting artist Isabel Nolan. The gallery will be open 1 hour before the screening, from 18:30-19:30 to view A delicate gap which is also a bond on level 3.
Artist’s Preface: Melancholia is bleak but
somehow very funny too. It seems to suggest that art is profoundly useless but
that life without it would somehow be infinitely worse. We know from the
opening shot that the world is doomed, there is no tension in that regard, but
watching a wedding unfold is extremely stressful. But if your sympathies lie
with Justine, the depressed, contrary antihero, strangely revivified by the
inevitability of death, the dramatic, terrifying climax is incredibly
Director: Lars von Trier
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgard, Keifer Sutherland
Always controversial, director Lars von Trier turns his hand to science fiction drama in this apocalyptic study of how individuals respond differently to impending doom. Opening with a highly stylised vision of how the world might end, von Trier then takes us to a lush wedding where melancholic Justine (Kirsten Dunst) clashes with her highly strung sister as a rogue planet looms in the sky. Enigmatic, moody and visionary - it's another unforgettable von Trier experience.
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