” Enjoy it while it lasts “
Set around the time of a wedding, two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
A curious yet utterly beguiling blend of an intense character drama, poetic speculation and… the apocalypse. Lars von Trier uses the complex dynamics within a family faced with its own annihilation to meditate on the nature of life itself. This drama starts out as a somewhat pensive “kitchen sink drama” which subtly merges with powerful Wagnerian undertones. As seen through the prism of the lives of these few individuals, Melancholia moves gently from the intimacy of personal concerns on to universal, even mythological considerations.The macrocosm reflecting the microcosm in perfect harmony. Here existence itself hangs in the balance, yet the fatalistic embrace of impending doom is starkly beautiful and… strangely reassuring.