True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard is featured in Lars von Trier’s film “Melancholia”. Due to filming schedule of True Blood Alexander was unable to attend the Cannes Film Festival where the film made it’s debut. Digital Spy’s movie editor, Simon Reynolds gave movie fans a snapshot of what the Cannes critics had to say about Melancholia.
Here is an excerpt of that review summary:
The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)
“If Melancholia had been conceived with real passion or imagination, or if it had been well written or convincingly acted in any way at all, it might have been a loopy masterpiece. The montage of images at the beginning is interesting, as are some of the lush, hyper-real tableaux, like the dream sequences from Antichrist.”
Movieline (Stephanie Zacharek)
“With Melancholia, von Trier hasn’t tried to top himself, thank God. Despite the somber nature of the title, the movie is something of a breather, a respite, a chance for von Trier to explore emotional anguish and intricacies in vibrant, often elegant visual ways, with no self-mutilation involved. It’s gorgeous to look at, deeply moody and atmospheric, and it’s always in on its own grim little joke.”
For the full article please visit the Digital Spy link below. There has also been a lot of controversy over what Lars von Trier said during the recent press conference. Hopefully the movie can survive the awful firestorm of backlash from his unwise choice of words. Alexander Skarsgard fans are awaiting the chance to see the film and see his work on the big screen.