Lars Von Trier’s comments may have caused a story earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival but the film was met well by the critics.
The film brings together an impressive cast that includes Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgard, Stellan Skarsgard, John Hurt and Charlotte Rampling.
In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland).
Despite Claire’s best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying.
Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth…
Melancholia is released 30th September. Take a look at the trailer for the movie: