Monday, December 19, 2011

The Movie Club: Melancholia




Yes, the metaphors are quite literally the size of planets in Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia. But by God does he pull them off.

With a knockout performance from Kirsten Dunst, a luminous Charlotte Gainsbourg and a stellar supporting cast in Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling and John Hurt, Melancholia is the most artfully devastating dyad of depression. But it’s also not without a sense of humour…

Indeed Giles Hardie, Ben McEachen and I have a world of fun discussing this beautiful film, and maybe, just maybe, we wade in on the metaphors!

2 comments:

Lynden Barber said...

Giles: get a divorce.
Ben: I hope your opening remarks about not getting the metaphor was a joke. Ha ha!

Lynden Barber said...

Alice: I love the way you tell us Melancholia is "Just what Santa ordered" and kept a straight face!

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