Melancholia is magical and maddening

Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law (Kiefer Sutherland). Meanwhile, the planet, Melancholia, is heading towards Earth… Melancholia is a psychological disaster movie from director Lars von Trier. — (C) Official Site

Dunst and Gainsbourg are incredible in MELANCHOLIA. The film is beautiful, raw and emotionally exhausting. It’s frustratingly amazing.

It’s magical and maddening.

It’s naked.

Moments of MELANCHOLIA are moving image at its finest. Like a painting. It is wonderfully directed. Von Trier has created something sensationally eerie and fascinating, even in its slowest moments. Dunst carries the film, but is supported by a tremendous cast; Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt and both Alexander & Stellan Skarsgård.

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