NEW YORK, Sep 2, 2011/ — In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire’s best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying.

Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth… MELANCHOLIA is a psychological disaster film from director Lars von Trier.

MELANCHOLIA will premiere on VOD October 7, 2011 and opens in theaters November 11, 2011.

MELANCHOLIA is an Official Selection at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival. It will be playing at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

Photo © Christian Geisnaes

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