Kirsten Dunst’s performance in Lars von Trier’s end-of-the-world flick, “Melancholia,” includes stunning nude scenes and screen shots have gone viral. No wonder she won best actress honors at the Cannes Film Festival.
The film debuted at Cannes this year and wowed audiences at the Toronto International Film Fest, but its release date for some reason seems to remain problematic.
A new poster was also released featuring Dunst, staring into space, with the simple words: “Enjoy it While it Lasts.”
Check out Kirsten’s photos; click to enlarge!
von Trier’s way off-key “joke” about being a Nazi and understanding and sympathizing with Hitler caused an uproar at Cannes and may have weighed on plans to distribute the film.
He was kicked out of the festival, despite profusely apologizing for his comments, which included calling Israel a “pain in the ass.”
At last report, Melancholia was expected to open domestically Nov. 4. Earlier reports said the film would hit US theaters for a limited run on Nov. 11.
The film stars Dunst and Alexander Skarsgard, of HBO’s “True Blood” fame, as a couple who get married just as the earth is facing destruction from a catastrophic meteor, code named Melancholia.
They are backed up by an all-star cast that includes Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling and John Hurt.
While the looming disaster overshadows the movie, the story is really about the interaction of two sisters.
Dunst is being mentioned as an early Oscar contender for what some critics say is the performance of her career. Check out her photos and the latest international trailer.