It opens with a series of striking slow-motion tableaux set to Wagner which, in retrospect, pretty much tell the whole tale. The tale of a depressed bride (Kirsten Dunst in her best performance ever, which deservedly won her the Best Actress award at Cannes) and her anguished sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg, also great), but also the tale of two planets on a collision course. Part drama, part science-fiction, Melancholia was shot by Lars von Trier with his signature post-Dogme, unstable camerawork, which mirrors how the characters feel, but he also makes painterly use of light and colour, bringing to life more stunning tableaux throughout the film. Cynical and nihilistic, but also laced with genuine emotion, this is a truly haunting picture.
Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle (War Witch) wins top award at the Tribeca Film Festival (ADDED: Jeff Barnaby‘s Rhymes for Young Ghouls wins Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award)
During tonight’s Tribeca Film Festival awards ceremony, which was held at the at the Conrad New York in New York, Kim Nguyen‘s Rebelle (War Witch) received the Founders Award for [...]