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Melancholia is a State of Mine

Melancholia is a State of Mine

Melancholia is Lars Von Trier’s conflicted ode to German Romanticism, Wagner, Depression and life itself. It starts off with one of the most beautiful openings of any movie I’ve seen in recent times, with Wagner’s prelude to Tristan and Isolde merging with stunning, slow motion images. They look like paintings come to life, moving incredibly slowly, awakening to new shocks, new horrors. The beginning prefigures the end beyond the usual trajectory of Hollywood films. It in fact gives away that…

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