As Lars Von Trier's ANTICHRIST was his riff on horror films, MELANCHOLIA looks to be his end-of-the-world science fiction film. As always with him, the movie will be about more than just the regular tropes of the genre. It would be just like Von Trier to have a wedding interrupted by a giant planet smashing into the Earth. MELANCHOLIA stars Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and John Hurt.
MELANCHOLIA opens in Cannes, and will be released in North America by Magnolia Pictures later in the year. Knowing how Fantastic Fest reacted to ANTICHRIST, I'd be surprised if this didn't wind up playing. Nordling, out.