Melancholia (2011) – Approaching Death via Depression

The film Melancholia [1] begins with a lengthy prologue, set to Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, as the screen overflows with lush slow-motion images of life on earth and views of another planet. This sets a mood of celestial harmony, but also a foreshadowing of doom because, as we learn shortly, earth might be threatened by … Continue reading Melancholia (2011) – Approaching Death via Depression