Originally Posted by oink
The trailer is interesting....although Wagner's prelude to Tristan & Isolde doesn't fit.
Once you see the movie you will see that Wagner's prelude to Tristan & Isolde does fit. The opening sequence is visually stunning and the prelude fits wonderfully. As I watched the opening sequence I sat mesmerized by what I was seeing and realized I had been staring at the screen with my mouth open. It is absolutely beautiful as only Von Trier can do.
If you like Lars Von Trier's movies you'll like "Melancholia", it is a fascinating film. Kirsten Dunst is fantastic as 'Justine' (and so is her nude scene!!).
Some may find the movie depressing and it is. Not only is the planet that is approaching Earth named 'Melancholia' but Justine is suffering from the disease melancholia and therefore is depressed for most of the movie (additionally it was also influenced by Von Trier's own "melancholia", the idea for the film originated during a therapy session Lars von Trier attended during treatments for his depression).
The film is in three parts, a wonderful dreamlike and surreal Prelude, Part One: Justine and Part Two: Claire. Of the two parts, Part Two: Claire is the more interesting due to Part One dealing mainly with Justine's slide into depression and melancholia. I loved the whole movie!! Did I mention the cinematography is visually stunning.
Kristen Dunst won Best Actress at the Cannes festival for her performance.
Highly Recommended for those that enjoy Lars Von Trier films.
Also available on Amazon Instant Video.