Melancholia (SUN. 9:30pm)

“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

Lars von Trier returns to the Cinefamily screen with his latest emotionally invigorating and conceptually groundbreaking opus! In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her 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 mystery planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth. With this “ravishing allegory of depression and planetary destruction” (Andrew O’ Hehir, Salon.com), von Trier brings forth another soul-purging experience bound to leave you discussing, arguing over and savoring for weeks afterwards.
Dir. Lars von Trier, 2011, 35mm, 130 min.

Watch the trailer for “Melancholia”!
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