Justine and Michael are throwing a fancy wedding party. Meanwhile, the planet Melancholia is approaching Earth… The end of the world through the eyes of Lars von Trier.

Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany 2011
  • Czech
130 min.

The second part of the „depression trilogy“ about two sisters (Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg), the younger of whom is getting married in an old country estate. But the festive mood is dampened by a sudden threat in the form of a red planet called Melancholia, which has risen from behind the sun. Lars von Trier's psycho­logical-catastrophe film offers a poignant counterpoint to Hollywood's end-of-the-world spectacles. Kirsten Dunst won an award for her performance at the Cannes Film Festival, where Trier's inappro­priate remarks at a press conference also earned him the label of „persona non grata“ for seven years.

Read more
Director: Lars von Trier
Screenplay: Lars von Trier
Cinematography: Manuel Alberto Claro
Sound: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Editing: Molly Malene Stensgaard
Production Design: Jette Lehmann
Producer: Louise Vesth, Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Costumes: Manon Rasmussen
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, Udo Kier, Alexander Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård, John Hurt

Cannes Film Festival

2011 – Kirsten Dunst (Best Actress)

European Film Awards

2011 – Lars von Trier (Best Film)

European Film Awards

2011 – Manuel Alberto Claro (European Cinematographer)

Danish Film Awards (Robert)

2012 – Lars von Trier, Louise Vesth, Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen (Best Film)

Danish Film Awards (Robert)

2012 – Lars von Trier (Best Director)

Danish Film Awards (Robert)

2012 – Kirsten Dunst (Best Actress)

Danish Film Awards (Robert)

2012 – Charlotte Gainsbourg (Best Supporting Actress)

Danish Film Awards (Robert)

2012 – Manuel Alberto Claro (Best Cinematography)

Bodil Awards

2012 – Lars von Trier (Best Film)