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Lars von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’: What the critics say


Photo Credit: ©2011 Christian Gesinaes

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:


Photo Credit: ©2011 Christian Gesinaes

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.”

melancholia007For 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.

Lars von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’: What the critics say.

Melancholia Prepares for Cannes

Photo Credit: Christian Geisnaes

New images have been released for Lars von Trier’s film “Melancholia”.  The film premieres in competition at Cannes in May 2011. The publicity for the film in preparation for Cannes has commenced. The film’s website was relaunched and can be seen here:

In addition to the trailer on the film website there are new images from the film and also the poster for the movie.

Photo Credit: Christian Gesinaes

The film includes True Blood star, Alexander Skarsgard. Kirsten Dunst is featured on the international poster. Image above. Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Gainsbourg  also star.


Screen Captures for Melancholia


Alexander Skarsgard’s upcoming film “Melancholia”  will give fans a glimpse into “the end of the world”. Unfortunately for Alexander and Kirsten Dunst that day falls on their wedding day. The screen cap above is from the video trailer released today. The happy couple look quite beautiful together. This is not the first time fans of Alex have seen him donning a wedding tuxedo. In the film Om Sara he also played a groom. (that also had a not so happy ending for his wedding as well).

melancholia014The gallery below contains screen caps from the trailer. Alexander got to work with his father, Stellan in this film:melancholia011

Melancholia stars John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard (“True Blood”), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).


The film’s title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. (shown above) “No more happy endings!” commented Lars von Trier in an earlier story. He is directing from his own screenplay.

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