19 April 2011

Lars Von Trier’s MELANCHOLIA Gets New UK Release Date

It was only 10 days ago when the trailer appeared for the movie and today Artifical Eye the distributors of the movie in UK&Ireland have informed us Lar’s Von Trier’s artistic masterpiece MELANCHOLIA will now be released in the cinemas on September 30th , not July1st as we first thought. The movie is due next month to make its world premiere at 64th Cannes Film Festival so as tradition Mr Von Trier will make his yearly pilgrimage to south of France of course in his little camper van all the way from Denmark (or wherever he stays) as he scared of flying, I would be too with a mind like his!

So 2009 he raised a few eyebrows, outraging many with his arthouse horror Antichrist, so will Melancholia cause the same rage? or will we be perfectly surprised with another reaction?  As the director annouced at the pre-conference for the movie no more happy endings, all will be revealed next month! Check  the new image below that Artifical Eye have released showing Kirsten Dunst looking very pretty in white, remember no happy endings here, so thats why theres no smiley face here!

Here's the press statement:
Artificial Eye will release Lars von Trier’s MELANCHOLIA on 30 September.   A beautiful movie about the end of the world, MELANCHOLIA is written and directed by von Trier and produced by Meta Louise Foldager and Louise Vesth for Zentropa Entertainments27.  MELANCHOLIA will receive its world premiere in competition at the Cannes International Film Festival next month.

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kiefer Sutherland star together with Alexander Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier and Jesper Christensen. The behind-the-scenes team includes award-winning cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro DFF (Reconstruction), production designer Jette Lehmann (Flame and Citron), and costume designer Manon Rasmussen (Dancer in the Dark).

Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law (Kiefer Sutherland). Meanwhile, the planet, Melancholia, is heading towards Earth… MELANCHOLIA is a psychological disaster movie from director Lars von Trier.
Executive producers are Peter Aalbaek Jensen and Peter Garde. Co-producers are Lars Jönsson for Memfis Film International, Madeleine Ekman for Zentropa International Sweden, Marianne Slot for Slot Machine / Liberator Productions and Bettina Brokemper for Zentropa International Koln. Additional co-producers are Film i Väst, DR and Arte France Cinema.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to watching it, I will be one of the first down the Cinema when Melancholia is released after I return from the Philippines.