New Character Posters For Lars Von Trier's Melancholia
Lars von Trierís Melancholia first began receiving rave reviews after its debut at Cannes in May, but movie's director did not. The filmmaker was unceremoniously booted from the festival after making some Nazi "jokes", but even without him in attendance, the film found itself nominated for the big prize, the Palme díOr, and Kirsten Dunst took home the best actress award.
Now with Magnolia pictures distributing the film in just over a month, Empire has gotten their hands on the latest promo material. The character banners reflect the same kind of other-world feel that the film evokes, causing just the right amount of discomfort. Nothing is necessarily disturbing about the posters, but there's something just off - much like in the movie when the planet Melancholia moves toward Earth in the film. Check out a couple of the posters below and see the rest over at Empire.
Dunst, her adoring film husband (Alexander Skarsgard), her brother (Kiefer Sutherland), her father (John Hurt), and her sister (Charolette Gainsbourg) all get their own one-sheet along with a special poster featuring director Lars von Trier, who deserves a poster for being such a character in real life. His is actually the most unsettling because unlike the rest of the posters, where the subject is studying the sky, von Trier seems to be peering directly into your soul, willing you to see his movie. Weird.
Melancholia has been rocking the festival circuit for quite some time now and on Noevember 11th will finally be getting a US release. See this one while you can if youíre a fan of von Trier. His last film, Antichrist, hardly saw the light of day beyond its festival showings, and his next project, Nymphomaniac sounds like it's basically porn (while there may be a trimmed down version, the uncut/hardcore film will be probably be a bit harder to get your hands on). Melancholia could be your only chance to see von Trier on the big screen for a while. Donít miss it.
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