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i love this movie…
i went to a screening of the film Melancholia yesterday, here is my short reflection:
i hadn’t seen anything by director Lars von Trier before so i wasn’t familiar with his style, but i really appreciated the artistic viewpoints he offered. it opened with an 8min long slow-mo that served as a prologue to what the remaining 2hrs and 2mins (revealed in two parts) would entail; which can ultimately be summed up in 3 words and 2 deeply unsettling concepts: depression, impending doom. many of the scenes though were comical due to the way it highlighted, with such reality, the interactions between humans (this dynamic in “Part I” was probably my favourite aspect of the film). Kirsten Dunst’s character portrayal is phenomenal and the supporting cast does wonders. immediately after the screening, i wasn’t entirely sure about what to think during the elapsed time, though it has since become clearer. i left feeling a bit anxious, claustrophobic and exasperated - but it occurred to me that films that can evoke such distinct and enduring reactions are really those that are worthwhile. Melancholia is definitely not a film for the mainstream, its artsy quality will probably have most viewers running for the exit, but the audience who remains will reap the visually stunning cinematic reward at the film’s conclusion. therefore if you like movies, and are able to open your mind for roughly 2 hours, this film will be worth the watch.
In theatres (limited release) November 11th