The trailer for Lars Von Trier‘s upcoming film, Melancholia, has been released. The film tells a story that re-tells the final days of an apocalypse on Earth as the planet Melancholia (which has been hiding behind the Sun), draws close. The film will be premiering at Cannes this coming May, and although Magnolia has already picked up distribution rights, it still has no release date set.
Here is what Lars Von Trier had to say about Melancholia as quoted in Politiken:
“In Melancholia I start with the end. Because what is interesting is not what happens but how it happens! So we begin by seeing the world being crushed, then we can tell the story afterwards… In this way you don’t have to sit and form theories about what will happen, but can delve down into some other levels and become interested in the pictures and the universe – that’s what I imagine”.