Watched Apr 23, 2012
Melancholia is not entertainment, it's an experience.
Starting with an eight minute, symphonic prelude, you get a good idea of what you're in for. Watching this film is like going to an art gallery. Everyone views the same thing but gets something different out of it. I love the presentation and performances.
This might be one of the few times I have seen Kristen Dunst act. She's not doing it for the entire film but certain scenes shine through. I still find it hard to separate Kiefer from Jack Bauer. There were a few times I thought he was going to pull out a pen and stab Dunst through the eye. Can't figure out what Udo was doing, always covering his face to Dunst, but that's one of those discussion pieces.
Anyone who knows me, knows I don't really get into art movies. This is a major exception. This is a great movie.