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Melancholia Screening at AFI Film Fest

Melancholia will be screened during AFI Film Fest in Los Angeles. Alexander Skarsgard, Kiefer Sutherland and Kristen Dunst star in this film from Lars von Trier. The film will be screened on 11/6/11 at the Egyptian Rigler at 8:30 pm and at the Chinese 3 on 11/8/11 at 3:15 pm. CLICK ON READ MORE: Continue reading

New York Film Festival 2011 “Melancholia” Review


The New York Film Festival is holding their press screenings this week. The reviewer below just saw “Melancholia” which features Alexander Skarsgard. Here is an excerpt of the review:

Melancholia, which stars Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Stellan Skarsgård and others.

For films like this that, we could say, don’t fit the criteria I mentioned above, I’ll try to keep my reviews briefer than usual.

A beautiful film about the end of the world” is Melancholia’s tagline, and I think that just about says it all; or as I said in my 2-word Twitter review right after yesterday’s screening, “beautifully depressing,” because it is. CLICK READ MORE FOR THE FULL REVIEW:

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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.


Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia Trailer Video Released

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Lars Von Trier’s film “Melancholia” features a star filled cast-John Hurt, Stellan SkarsgardKirstin Dunst, Alexander Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling. The video trailer below is for the film. The film is due to be featured at Cannes next month.

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).

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

Melancholia from Zentropa on Vimeo.

Melancholia from Zentropa on Vimeo.

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Magnolia Gets Apocalyptic, Picks Up Lars Von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’ The Playlist

Magnolia Pictures have quickly snapped up the North American rights to “Melancholia” and if you’ve been following the progress of the film, you know it’s going to be a doozy.

Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård and Udo Kier, the film centers on two sisters and their differing reactions to the impending doom of the planet Earth

for the full article please see link below.

Magnolia Gets Apocalyptic, Picks Up Lars Von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’ The Playlist.