Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The languid, deceptively simple poster for Lars von Trier's new film Melancholia works effectively on several different levels.
The movie is about the reaction of depressed newlywed Kirsten Dunst to the impending end of the world. A "rogue planet" that has been hiding behind the sun is about to hit the earth.
Von Trier's film is intended to illustrate his theory that people with depression react more calmly to awful events because they already expect everything that happens to them to be awful.
This film sure seems like it's been a long time coming. You can also read my other LvT posts. Link below.