Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Melancholia


I have to show you this lovely old battered stem of an artificial flower that I found in an old cigar box of bits and bobs. I believe it belonged to my grand-aunt. I like to imagine that perhaps it was part of her wedding outfit.

And did anyone watch the Lars von Trier film Melancholia, which screened on tv here on Saturday night? Oh my, what a film. I was ready to dismiss it after its very arthouse opening but I am a fan of Kirsten Dunst, so I sat with it. What a depiction of mental illness, dysfunctional families and, truly, melancholia. And the ending...I'm not a fan of hyperbolic movie reviews, but it is genuinely haunting.

I would love your thoughts if you've seen Melancholia.

6 comments:

Sefarina said...

I haven't seen the movie yet, because I'm not that into Lars von Trier, to be true. But I might reconsider, if you liked it that much. ^^

Feronia said...

I know what you mean - I read the Wikipedia entry on von Trier and was a little underwhelmed but this film is kinda amazing!

trishie said...

I love that you have something so precious from long time ago. I love that the flower might be from part of her wedding outfit.

Feronia said...

It is such a precious thing, isn't it? I hope you and your little bundle are doing well, Trishie :)

melissa said...

hi emily, oh yes, melancholia is the best film i've ever seen. that ending! completely haunting, and stays with you for a long time.

Feronia said...

Doesn't it, Melissa! I am still thinking back to it and it's been a couple of weeks now...