Monday, April 16, 2012

Screened "Melancholia" Thursday 26 April 2012

5 stars Margaret
2.5 stars David

This film is certain to divide opinion if we go by ABC's 'At the Movies' star rating by Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton.

"Well now I think we're heading for a major stoush on the show ... " Margaret

In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire’s best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth… From acclaimed director Lars von Trier MELANCHOLIA is the most stunning and compelling film of the year. (Synposis courtesy Madman

Classification: M
Duration: 136 mins
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Lars von Trier
Lead actor: Kirsten Dunst
Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgard, Producer: Meta Louise Foldager, Louise Vesth
Language: English
Country: Denmark