Weekend Movies: Melancholia

December 10th, 2011 by Raj Ranade

Don’t let the movie star glamour and swooning operatic lyricism of Lars von Trier’s Melancholia (playing at the Kentucky Theatre) fool you – at its heart, it’s not too far removed from the Midwestern grit and hard-bitten realism of Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter. These are both movies that explore how we might cope with the end of human existence – the only key thematic difference is that Nichols proposes the apocalypse as a tentative “if”, while von Trier prefers to think of it as a resounding “when”.

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