Lars von Trier’s Melancholia (2011): A Reading

By | May 2nd, 2020|LRO 223|

How should we read the film Melancholia,[1] whose visual power and meticulous aesthetics captivate our eyes so? And whose music – the overture from Richard Wagner’s opera Tristan and Iseult – makes our ears tremble with such intense emotion? And whose rather biggish opening scandal at the Cannes festival (19 May, 2011), when filmmaker Lars [...]