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Nazi kicked out of Cannes

Lars von Trier poses during the photocall of "Melancholia" (AFP/File, Francois Guillot)Cannes barred provocative Danish director Lars von Trier Thursday amid a growing backlash over his remarks about Adolf Hitler, but his film remains in the race for the festival's top prize.Blackballing one of Europe's most prominent film-makers, festival organizers declared the 55-year-old auteur "persona non grata" -- telling him in effect to stay away from the world's biggest cinema jamboree.In a statement, ...

Lars van Triers and Nazis...Statement from the Board of Directors of the Festival de Cannes

The Festival de Cannes provides artists from around the world with an exceptional forum to present their works and defend freedom of expression and creation. The Festival's Board of Directors, which held an extraordinary meeting this Thursday 19 May 2011, profoundly regrets that this forum has been used by Lars Von Trier to express comments that are unacceptable, intolerable, and contrary to the ideals of humanity and generosity that preside over the very existence of the Festival. ...

Traces of light

Director: Claire Walka.
In the magic atmosphere of a summer night four different people stray around in the dark, looking for some joy or trying to overcome their melancholia. For some moments their paths cross and they get closer, but they also drift apart. In the end, they all get together by a tune that makes them feel connected, even if maybe only for this night.

The cast of *Melancholia* at the press conference

The cast of Melancholia at the press conference: Udo Kier, John Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lars von Trier, Kirsten Dunst, Stellan Skaarsgard, Jesper Christensen, and Brady Corbet. 

Film-maker Lars von Trier apologises for Hitler remarks

CANNESDanish director Lars von Trier apologised on Wednesday for remarking at the Cannes film festival that he sympathised "a little bit" with Adolf Hitler.    "If I have hurt someone this morning by the words I said at the press conference, I sincerely apologize," he said in an email sent to AFP by Meta Louise Foldager, a producer of his latest film "Melancholia".    "I am not anti-Semitic or racially prejudiced in any way, nor am I a Nazi." ...

Melancholia Press Conference

Melancholia is the most recent movie by the Danish director Lars von Trier, starring Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The film premiers at the Cannes Film Festival today, May 18. At the press conference, director Lars von Trier used a funny but somewhat dark (and maybe inappropriate) attitude to answer different questions. When asked if he would consider making a comedy after directing so many melancholic movies, Lars cleverly stated that the problem is that most of his "melancholi...

Lars von Trier Admits to Being a Nazi, Understanding Hitler (Cannes 2011)

Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg look on in disbelief as the "Melancholia" director shocks at Cannes press conference. Danish director Lars Von Trier pulled a Mel Gibson in Cannes Wednesday, giving a shocking and hilarious press conference for his new film Melancholia in which he admitted to being a Nazi, to understanding Hitler and speculated that his next movie could be The Final Solution. Von Trier has never been very P.C. and his Cannes press conferences alway...

Kirsten Dunst Signs Autographs for Fans After Melancholia Press Conference

After a Wednesday morning press conference for her new film "Melancholia" directed by Lars von Trier, Kirsten Dunst happily signed autographs for enthusiastic fans waiting outside. Jimmy Helm

Kirsten Dunst Signs Autographs for Fans After Melancholia Press Conference

After a Wednesday morning press conference for her new film "Melancholia" directed by Lars von Trier, Kirsten Dunst happily signed autographs for enthusiastic fans waiting outside. Jimmy Helm

Discover the trailer for Lars von Trier's MELANCHOLIA

  Melancholia from Zentropa on Vimeo. The trailer for Lars von Trier's MELANCHOLIA is launched online today and available to view at A beautiful movie about the end of the world. MELANCHOLIA is written and directed by von Trier and produced by Meta Louise Foldager and Louise Vesth for Zentropa Entertainments27. Artificial Eye will release in the UK on July 1. ...


The four temperament categories are Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholy, and Phlegmatic. Each category or type is defined by a list of descriptive characteristics. What is it? The psychology of melancholy.  MELANCHOLY by ManuelSeixasShop the other artwork at

Mar del Plata festival film reviews

REVIEW OF THE OFFICIAL SECTION IN COMPETITION"The Three Rooms of the Melancholia" directed by Pirjo Honkasalo.This year diverse proposals in the official section in competition have appeared, among them stands out: The Three Rooms of the Melancholia directed by Pirjo Honkasalo, from Helsinki. Pirjo stands out as an excellent documentalist what is demonstrated in his film. The Three Roms of the Melancholia is a different documentary about the war between Chechen and Russians. The first room shows...