Melancholia15

Directed by Lars von Trier | Denmark | 2011 | 2h 16m | Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling

Newly married couple Justine and Michael throw a sumptuous party on the day of their wedding. Despite the best effort of Justine’s sister Claire, the reception becomes a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, astrologists locate a new planet in the solar system, one which appears to be on a collision course with Earth. Lars Von Trier’s profound and unforgettable vision of depression and destruction features an award-winning lead performance by Kirsten Dunst (Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival).

Reviews

‘The film’s first images, premonitions of doom made lyrical, incise themselves on your brain.’
★★★★★
Nigel Andrews, The FT

‘Dunst is exceptional, so utterly convincing in the lead role – trouble, serene, a fierce savant – that it feels like a career breakthrough.’
★★★★★
Sukhdev Sandhu, The Telegraph

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Tomorrow (Monday 20th May)

18:00

Big Night 15
1h 49m
Stanley Tucci stars and directs this heartwarming and insightful comedy about two Italian brothers living in 1950s New Jersey hosting a spectacular banquet in a final effort to save their failing business.

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