Lars von Trier’s US trailer for Melancholia, his end of the world drama, captures the pure beauty of cinema that only Trier seems able to capture. Though this trailer doesn’t give us much more footage than the previous trailer, Manuel Alberto Claro‘s outstanding cinematography is a wonder to see.
Melancholia is quickly becoming one of 2011 most anticipated films, after its widely successful debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, with Dunst winning the best actress award.
The synopsis for Triers drama depicts :
“Justine (Dunst), a woman suffering from an extreme case of clinical depression, celebrates her marriage with a extravagant reception that is marred bickering family members, leaving the bride feeling withdrawn. The following morning Justine notices a planet, with no orbit of its own, hurtling toward Earth. And as the newlyweds are helpless against Justine’s depression ruining their marriage, the entire wedding party can do nothing but freak out and watch as the world comes to an end.”
Melancholia‘s star studded cast includes Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgard, Stellan Skarsgard, John Hurt and Charlotte Rampling
The film will play at the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as the New York Film Festival, before the UK release on September 30 and then a US release on November 11.