The piece reviews Lars von Trier's Melancholia (2011). This film marks a break with von Trier's prior work. Rather than push its plot to the limits of emotional intensity and gravity, Melancholia studies and comically questions our sense of feelings’ proportion and scale.
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Research Article| June 01 2012
Comedy of Abandon: Lars von Trier's Melancholia
Film Quarterly (2012) 65 (4): 21–26.
Marta Figlerowicz; Comedy of Abandon: Lars von Trier's Melancholia. Film Quarterly 1 June 2012; 65 (4): 21–26. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2012.65.4.21
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