Los Angeles Times

'Melancholia'

8:30 p.m. Friday Danish auteur Lars von Trier blew it by cracking jokes about his "Nazi" heritage at Cannes, which got him slapped with a persona non grata designation, thereby clouding the strong reception of his latest film. Trust the tale, not the artist; this simple, intense end-of-the-world story is not to be dismissed. Kirsten Dunst won the best actress prize at Cannes for her work as a bride who can't seem to enjoy her wedding day, what with a massive planet hurtling toward Earth.
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