Melancholia, a movie by Lars von Trier
When I share movies with you, I always hope to inspire you to discover new directors or new types of filmmaking. Most of the time anyways (maybe not that time, he he!). It's certainly the case with today's movie by Danish director Lars von Trier, who is known for two things: his dogmatist philosophy and his "I don't give f&%$*" attitude.
If you want to initiate yourself to a genre of cinema you don't necessarily watch everyday, Melancholia is a good place to start. It tells the story of two unstable sisters, played by Kristen Dunst and the amazing Charlotte Gainsbourg, who are faced with an astral dance of planets called Melancholia. It's probably the most romantic of von Trier's movies, the first half part taking place in a gorgeous wedding reception and also the most visually beautiful. I became completely bedazzled with the concept of planets doing an astral dance and as a good movie should it made me reflect on life and it made me feel... well, melancholic!
I'll let the trailer tell you the rest!