If you’ve seen “Antichrist” or “Dogville,” you know Lars von Trier is an artistic director who does not shy away from deep, dark, bleak, and generally very unsettling subject matter. The trailer for his latest, Melancholia, doesn’t say either way, but you can get a sense of what may come: Due to a freak planetary alignment, a marriage — usually seen as a joyous event of two families coming together — is mired down in depression and anxiety.
Melancholia stars Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Stellan Skarsgård and John Hurt.
Melancholia arrives in US theaters on November 11, 2011 and UK theaters on September 30, 2011.
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