Director:Lars von Trier
Stars:Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kiefer Sutherland
Justine(Dunst) and Claire(Gainsbourg)are two sisters who find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet named "Melancholia" threatens to collide with the earth.
Lars Von Trier's Melancholia is flat out one of the best films of 2011,The film perfectly portrays the helplessness and fear that consumes people in the face of tragedy or disaster,while also making statements about sibling hood and depression.The film is set out in two parts,The first titled "Justine" depicts the story of Kirsten Dunst's characters wedding night as she is to be married to Michael (Skarsgård) as her fairy tale wedding begins to unravel in the wrong ways,she begins a slow descent into depression as it frustrates her sister and brother in law John(Played by Kiefer Sutherland) The second part titled "Claire" focuses more on Gainsbourg's character and her troubled marriage while summing up the aftermath of part 1 and Justine who has come to live with her sister and has completely descended into severe depression,All while building up to the climax and the characters most desperate hour.
I loved every single minute of Melancholia,from the stunning visuals,terrific cinematography and brilliant Direction to Kirsten Dunst phenomenal.Melancholia in my opinion stands only behind "Moneyball" and possibly "Drive" as the years best.Congratulations to Lars Von Trier and Kirsten Dunst,both thoroughly deserve some recognition this awards season