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.

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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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