Monday, 5 September 2011


Yesterday I went to see Melancholia the new Lars von Trier film at cinema Tuschinski Amsterdam. Tuschinski is a true gem, I always tell people visiting Amsterdam to go see a film there or at least walk in as the architecture of the building is magical. It's a mixture of different styles; Jugendstil and Art Nouveau amongst others with Oriental influences. The film, has yet to be released in the UK and the States and so I won't say more about the story line other than: you must see it!
Normally I don’t like Kirsten Dunst for her eyes never seem to be opened all the way. Though this time it suits her role as she plays a depressed bride. Charlotte Gainsbourg plays Dunst’s sister, an American, and though her acting is fantastic,  I wouldn’t exactly say she sounds American or dresses like an American. I would even go as far as stating she looks uber French. Her petite frame, typical for La Parisienne, messy hair with a fringe, little make-up; the effortless chic look that makes all other nationalities envy les filles fran├žaises. She wears lots of very comfortable looking cashmare jumpers with V-necks hanging loosely around her French frame. There is a reason why French brands such as Zadig et Voltaire or Loft design by... have classic cashmere ‘pulls’ like Gainsbourg wears in the film integrated into each collection. Next there is a shot of Gainsbourg where she has the Mulberry Alexa bag casually slung over her shoulder. Kirsten Dunst, is a bride in the first part of the film, thus wearing a beautiful wedding dress. In the second part she is mostly seen wearing Hunter Wellies, tight black jeans and a loosely hanging T-shirt. During the wedding scenes, Dunst's husband played by Alexander Skarsgard (best known as vampire Eric in HBO's True Blood) looks flawless in his suit, playing the perfect husband to his not so perfect wife. The film is special, something else completely. For film lovers and people who are attracted to beauty this film has it all. Script and styling are exquisite!

Ps. How powerful is the music? And this is only the trailer... 

1 comment:

  1. I saw this as well, and I was completely mesmerized, what a movie.