Melancholia

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Melancholia

Exclusive Columbus engagement!
Lars von Trier, 2011

Wex at Gateway

Wexner Center members receive free admission to select screenings at the Gateway Film Center, located in the South Campus Gateway. The films are selected (and often introduced) by Wex curators. Don’t forget to bring your Wex member ID card to show at the Gateway’s box office.

Fri, Dec 2, 2011Thu, Dec 15, 2011
Repeats every day until Thu Dec 15 2011 .

“Something truly special. Gorgeous, profoundly emotional and often very funny. Von Trier’s made something tender and exquisite and metaphysical and vulnerable.”—Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com

“Stunning. A movie that leaves the viewer in a state of ecstacy. A moving masterpiece, marked by an astonishing profundity of vision.” –Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

Filmmaker Lars von Trier describes his latest film, Melancholia, as “a beautiful movie about the end of the world.” The title refers both to a planet due to collide with Earth and the crippling depression of new bride Justine (Kirsten Dunst, giving the performance of her career and deservedly receiving the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival). As the extinction of the planet draws closer, Justine is tended to by her sister Claire (an equally magnificent Charlotte Gainsbourg). The scenario may be science-fiction but the grand romantic emotions (including despair) that the film conjures are pure heart-felt human drama. Also starring Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård, and Charlotte Rampling. (130 mins., digital presentation)

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

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Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

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