Melancholia is worth seeing for its opening and closing segments alone, but this column is about streaming alternatives to theatrical releases, not theatrical releases themselves. So here are some recommendations based on the dark, hypnotic imagery from both of the film’s trailers.
GPOYW: I just saw “Melancholia” edition.
Lars von Trier on his next film
I’m now looking into the conflict between the Eastern and Western church. That is, between the Catholic and Orthodox church. And that is of course because of the porn film I am doing … The East church, I understand, is more of a pleasure church, whereas the Western church is kind of concentrating on the crucifixion and stuff. But where I’m getting is that the divine light is something that is very important in the Eastern church, the way of being transformed by the light … The fact that planet Earth is being destroyed is not so alarming because we’re all going to die at some point. But the Holy Spirit side is something I’m going to explore in the porn film. This is because of the whole discussion about the Eastern church and orgasms which are very important. Charlotte is not fake and those are two different kinds of ways of acting. It is French versus American. Should I talk about Spider-Man now?
Never stop making movies. Never stop speaking. Never stop existing.
Source: New York Magazine