Movie Recommendation: Melancholia

Kitanya Harrison
2 min readOct 11, 2018
Movie poster for “Melancholia”

Melancholia is Lars von Trier’s meditation on depression, marriage, and the end of the world. The film begins with the extravagant wedding of Julie (Kirsten Dunst), an advertising executive who is in the early stages of a major depressive episode. The depressed bride — it’s such a simple idea that crystallizes the expectations placed on depressed people and their inability to meet them. Everyone keeps insisting they just want…

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