Melancholia ★★★★★

I saw this film in the 2011 NZFF. I rate it in comparison to Tree of Life, which shares some common themes, and I feel that Melancholia executes on them in a much more convincing way.

The camera work is typical handycam style, which was enough to induce nausea in someone who was [hungover and] watching it alongside me, but if you're strong enough to stomach the shaking, it's fantastically visceral.