Lars Von Trier's Melancholia
Certainly not as controversial as his previous effort Antichrist
and not quite as surreal but as always, he has his moments.
The planet Melancholia
is making it's way towards impact with Earth whilst chronically depressed Kirsten Dunst is embarking on a short lived marriage to Eric The Vampire from True Blood
The film is beautifully shot but the wedding scene goes on perhaps longer than necessary. I am not quite sure of the reasoning, perhaps a metaphor for how petty and selfish our relationships can be at the best of times
I enjoyed the film nonetheless and as for the end..........
A strong cast including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Keifer Sutherland and featuring John Hurt and Charlotte Rampling as the hilariously/tragically dysfunctional parents of the bride.
With good performances all round, I tentatively recommend this one.
Just remember the beauty is in the art