Friday, April 8, 2011

Trailer for "Melancholia" (Lars von Trier's end of the world drama)

After promising no more happy endings in his films (because Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark, and Antichrist were all so uplifting), Lars von Trier's latest film takes us to the end of time...literally. Melancholia, which originally was set to star Penelope Cruz, if you can't quite tell from the trailer, begins with a planet colliding with Earth, before it jumps back and looks at the relationship of two sisters (Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kristen Dunst). Sci-fi elements aside, this looks surprisingly normal for von Trier, especially when compared to the psycho-freak outs of Antichrist or the stripped-down-to-nothing approach of Dogville. The performances of the lead actresses certainly look impressive, though, and maybe by returning to more of his dogme 95 roots, von Trier will be able to give art house audiences something less, well, insane. That would be a nice change of pace.

1 comment:

Robert said...

OMG. OMG wow. That really looks phenomenal. Thanks for sharing the trailer! :D