A sumptuous wedding party takes place in a beautiful castle. Meanwhile, the planet, Melancholia, is heading towards Earth...
Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress Award – Kirsten Dunst, selected for competition.
Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier (b. 1956) graduated from the National Film School of Denmark, 1983. In a few years von Trier became an internationally acclaimed auteur director of feature films. He is the co-founder of the Danish production company Zentropa as well as one of the founders of the Danish Dogme movement in the 1990s. Lars von Trier’s films have won prizes worldwide and in Cannes, including the Palme d’Or and Best Actress Award for Dancer in the Dark, the Grand Prix du Jury for Breaking the Waves and the Best Actress award for Charlotte Gainsbourg’s performance in Antichrist. Scanorama showed director’s films Breaking the Waves, Idiots, Dogville, The Five Obstructions, Manderlay and Antichrist.