Melancholia

Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgard, Stellan Skarsgard and Udo Kier - Directed by Lars Von Trier - Available on DVD and Blu-ray™

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"Critics pick."

-NY Times

"A GIANT ACHIEVEMENT. A WORK OF GENIUS. A MOVIE MASTERPIECE. A profound emotional depth that transcends words. STUNNING. A MOVIE THAT LEAVES THE VIEWER IN A STATE OF ECSTACY. A moving masterpiece, marked by an astonishing profundity of vision."

-Lisa Scwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

"A SPECTACLE IMPOSSIBLE TO TURN AWAY FROM. A MONUMENTALLY AMBITIOUS MOVIE. When I left the theatre, I felt light, rejuvenated and unconscionably happy."

-J. Hoberman, Village Voice

"AMAZINGLY ROMANTIC — LUSH, RIPE, RICH, DELICIOUS, CERTAINLY THE DIRECTOR’S MOST BEAUTIFUL FILM. EXCESSIVE IN EVERY WAY, AND YET RESTRAINED. EVERYTHING AND NOTHING THAT YOU'D EXPECT A FILM CALLED "MELANCHOLIA" TO BE."

-Betsy Sharkey, LA Times

"ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST. A career-defining performance from Kirsten Dunst"

-Manohla Darghis, NY Times

"A FILM THAT SWEEPS YOU UP AND TAKES YOU OUT OF YOURSELF with haunting themes expressed by gorgeous images, and a superlative performance by Kirsten Dunst. Sitting there watching pictures charged with strange poignancy, I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN HAPPIER."

-Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"MAGNIFICENT. The glorious prologue was OVERPOWERING, UNLIKE ANYTHING I HAD EXPERIENCED BEFORE AT THE MOVIES. Kirsten Dunst gives her career performance."

-Stuart Klawans, The Nation

"AMAZING."

-Richard Corliss, Time

"SURELY ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR SCREEN ACHIEVEMENTS OF RECENT YEARS. Gorgeous, profoundly emotional, often very funny and one of the most potent and effective visions of science-fiction apocalypse ever brought to the screen. Von Trier's made something tender and exquisite and metaphysical and vulnerable."

-Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

"Lars von Trier’s new spellbinder may be his most restrained, clear-minded, visionary work, AS WELL AS THE YEAR'S BEST FILM."

-Aaron Hillis, Village Voice

"A WONDER TO BEHOLD. Perhaps the most visually stunning picture you’ll see this season."

-Stephanie Zacharek, Movieline

"A POTENT BEAUTY OF A FILM. The luminous Dunst deservedly won the Best Actress prize at Cannes. Her incomparable performance, a slow accumulation of moods from despair to euphoria, never strikes a false note."

-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"**** How wonderful it is that us dyed-in-the-wool Von Trier-haters will now require a rethink. Melancholia marks the major return of the artist’s vitality. He’s back, bruised, AND THAT MUCH CLOSER TO BRILLIANT."

-Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

"IT’S WORTH THE ADMISSION PRICE JUST TO SEE THE STUNNING SPECIAL EFECTS. One of the year’s most emotionally resonant art movies. Kirsten Dunst gives one of 2011’s most affecting performances."

-Lou Lumenick, NY Post

"THE RAVISHING, MYSTERIOUS, AT ONCE BEAUTIFUL AND UNSETTLING IMAGES AREN”T ONLY MEANT TO THRILL, ALTHOUGH THEY DO. The wonder of Von Trier’s achievement is that ’Melancholia’ doesn’t feel miserable or depressing; IT’S NOT AN ORDEAL, BUT A JOURNEY."

-Karen Durbin, Elle

"IN THE FACE OF SUCH AN ACHIEVEMENT, WHAT CAN YOU DO BUT SURRENDER TO MELANCHOLIA?"

-David Edelstein, New York

"VISIONARY. My favorite film of the Cannes Film Festival."

-Karina Longworth, LA Weekly

"RIVETING. DEVASTATINGLY BEAUTIFUL. Von Trier is an artist we can’t ignore."

-Christy Lemire, AP

"COMPLETELY EXHILARATING."

-Amy Taubin, Film Comment

"IT IS NOTHING SHORT OF A MASTERPIECE. I can't wait to see it again. It is, in every way, an astonishing achievement."

-Mark Rabinowitz, CNN

"It is one of the most beautiful, visually stunning, emotionally affecting films I have ever seen and is truly a masterpiece."

-Mark Rabinowitz, CNN

"MASTERFUL."

-Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker

"THE PROLOGUE IS FILMMAKING AT ITS MOST MAGNIFICENT, TRIPPY, MOMENTOUS, APOCALYPTIC, AND JUST SHOCKINGLY BEAUTIFUL. The performance from Dunst runs the spectrum chart of emotions. Ambivalence, dread, depression, giddiness, desire, eerie calm...it could have been all over the map, but Dunst inhabits this young woman as if she has known her all her life."

-Stephen Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Von Trier's most amazingly haunting film, a truly beautiful work of art."

-E. Nina Rothe, Huffington Post

"There are sure to be many who choose not to view yet another controversial film from a director who likes to antagonize his audience. THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE MISSING."

-Mark Rifkin, This Week in New York

"****"

-US Weekly

"THRILLINGLY SAD and BEAUTIFUL"

-Village Voice

"The fusion of form and content is so PERFECT that it borders on the SUBLIME"

-NY Magazine

"4 Stars. STELLAR"

-Timeout NY

"Currently my pick for the FILM OF THE YEAR"

-LA WEEKLY

"A Grade. MASTERPIECE. A work of GENIUS."

-Entertainment Weekly

"***** Audacious, beautiful, tactful filmmaking."

-Empire

"One of the year’s best."

-NY TIMES

"Moody, poetic and incredibly affecting."

-Paper Magazine

"A MASTERPIECE"

-CNN

"Stunning. A movie that leaves the viewer in a state of ecstasy. A moving masterpiece, marked by an astonishing profundity of vision."

-Lisa Schwarzbaum, Etertainment Weekly

About The Film

Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) celebrate their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of Justine’s 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 threatening the very existence of humankind...

Cast & Crew

Cast:
Kirsten Dunst
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Alexander Skarsgard
Kiefer Sutherland

Directed by:
Lars Von Trier

R - for some graphic nudity, sexual content and language.
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