Official US Poster for Lars von Trier's 'Melancholia' More of the Same
by Alex Billington
August 18, 2011
Wait - this is the brand new, official US release poster via Vulture for Melancholia? WTF? I've had quite a tumultuous relationship with the marketing for Lars von Trier's Melancholia, to be frank, it sucks. It's gorgeous imagery, sure, but that's just straight from the movie. As for the posters themselves, well, they've been as uninspired and unexciting as a poster could possibly be - and this von Trier film deserves better. My complaint about this new poster is that we've seen this before. In fact, half of this was already the teaser poster, yet they couldn't design anything new? What gives, Magnolia Pictures? Check it out below anyway.
Melancholia stars Kirsten Dunst, plus Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland & Alexander Skarsgård.
It will change everything. Yes, the imagery is inspired by Ophelia, but it's nothing we haven't seen before.
Justine (Dunst) and Michael (Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a party in the home of her sister (Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law. Meanwhile, the planet Melancholia, is heading towards Earth…
Melancholia is both written & directed by controversial/brilliant Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, of films like Medea, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, The Boss of It All and Antichrist most recently. Magnolia Pictures will be distributing Melancholia in the US later this year, and has officially set a November 11th theatrical release, as well as On-Demand starting October 7th. Visit the website. This is also playing at Fantastic Fest.
I for one think this poster is fuckin cool. i don't get what you're problem is. this is the key art. why use something else when the poster is this cool? lots of movies only have one poster.
tice on Aug 18, 2011
lane on Aug 18, 2011
Boycott this crap!
pipo on Aug 18, 2011
lane on Aug 18, 2011
Why should they design something new???
Ryderup on Aug 18, 2011
Antichrist was basically the same way, what with taking a key image from the movie and just slapping words on it.
MegaMan3k on Aug 18, 2011
Davide Coppola on Aug 18, 2011
LVT - said some hella weird Nazi shit in an interview @ Cannes. He might be referring to that.
cre2done on Aug 19, 2011
He likes to provoke to create controversy around his movies. It's his own special brand of marketing style for him self and his movies. He just went to far this time. He's no more a nazi than mother Theresa was.
Dude on Aug 19, 2011
But he was joking. Cannes ppl really hate him. They game him misogyny award for Antichrist..
hhv on Aug 22, 2011
Her water broke on her wedding night. That AND the end of the world. That sucks.
tommyturner on Aug 19, 2011
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