ever heard of Wagner?
Although I never really empathized with the characters, there was still plenty to love about this film. The opening sequence was pure cinematic bliss, and the closing scene was also very powerful. The yellow light pervading Justine's portion of the film was gorgeous, as well as the shot of the moon and Melancholia shining down at night over the courtyard.
Una splendida digressione sulle fragilità e sulle angosce dell animo umano.Von Trier cerca di relazionare l'impossibilità di fuggire ad un destino incombente con l'impossibilità dell uomo di contrastare le sue ansie e le sue paure che poi sfociano in depressione e in isolamento.Il modo di girare non mi ha fatto impazzire,l'ho trovato un pò sporco e frammentato ma la sua estetica è davvero meravigliosa.3*e 1/2.
beautiful, awe inspiring, terrible and unforgiven, as only the end of the world can be
Melancholia has a kind of heart that sets it apart from Von Triers other movies (that i've seen) and in many cases, above. One of the things I admire so much about his writing is exemplified in this movie which is a hyper-focus on theme and message, leaving some 'why's unanswered because they don't have to be. It heightens the core of the movie, and in a sense, makes it heartbreakingly honest.
Melancholia vive in quanto metafora spietata della depressione. Forse fin troppo didascalico, ma riesce a restituire perfettamente il senso d'impotenza e l'impossibilità di fuggire da qualcosa talmente soverchiante da annichilire tutto. Visivamente Von Trier raggiunge un'eleganza splendida e terrorizzante. **** e 1/2
Major flaws aside, Dunst's portrayal of clinical depression was spot on - as were the others' reactions to her behaviour. Her relief/release at the end gave me peace. It is the only answer for some.
What did I just watch? The first half is on boring rich people having boring rich people problems, the second half is... what is it? To me it looks like Von Trier's idea of eccentric and authorial is becoming mixing pretentious storylines with genre movies, and if it worked in Antichrist, here IMHO fails and just delivers a perfectly crafted film in which nothing happens. Except, you know, the end of the world.
Melancholia scratched every itch I had. Dark, apocalyptic, useless wealth, high art, bewildering and classic Von Trier. A beautiful way to destroy the Earth! 11/19/11 View date
the first five minutes sort of made the rest of the film seem like an anti-climax, but the way von Trier fleshes out the depressed soul's decent into depression is perfection. also one of the only keifer sutherland performances that enjoyed.
Nazismo intelectual bien entendido respaldado por la belleza infinita de la naturaleza y el cosmos, la música y el arte. predicciones de futuro y misantropía. la eterna incompatibilidad entre intensidad y equilibrio mental: la maldición de los sensibles. la pérdida de la fé. la instranscendencia de lo ritual, el refugio en la mágia primigénia, la vulnerabilidad de la raza humana, las siete plagas. el fin del mundo.
All of the grandeur and beauty of Antichrist are reduced to a few small sequences and we are left to really trace the daily meaninglessness of depression. Mental illness when experienced accurately is far from exciting stuff. This movie felt uneven and was the first of Lars' films I wasn't instantly drawn into. But there is much to muse about.
I surprised myself and really loved this film. Up until the last 30 seconds. I found it so unnecessary, totally unbalancing the delicacy and subtlety that the film had previously so well established. I was going to give it 4 stars, but I'm dropping it back to 3. The ending really messed it up for me, as did the ridiculously heavy handed score.
Unlike Antichrist this is not a movie about depression, but a depressed movie. It slowly stumbles around without a clear objective like its protagonist, mimicking depression not only in content, but also, and especially, in form. I can't say I "enjoyed it" in the purest meaning of the term, but I certainly see what Von Trier wanted to do with the movie.