Film Series: Melancholia

2011. Denmark et al. Dir: Lars von Trier. With Kirsten Dunst. 136 min.

The infamous Danish firecracker fearlessly takes on sex, despair, and the end of the World in this mind-bogglingly ambitious cosmic psychodrama. A mordant bride and her nurturing sister brace for an incoming planet that could obliterate Earth. Combining Wagnerian sensuality with harrowing psychological insight, Von Trier puts forth one of the year’s most searing and unforgettable films.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.