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Possession (1981)

Divorce ain’t easy. Same in real life as it is in movies, the conscious uncoupling of the human species are most likely prone to jealousy, selfishness and bitter break-ups rather…
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Love (2015)

It must be hard being labelled as a “provocateur” these days. In this hardly shockable 21st century, to be a filmmaker of outrage must come with such exorbitant amount of…
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LFF 2012: The Hunt

Part-social indictment, part-cautionary tale – The Hunt is a searing, finely judged portrayal of one man’s staunch battle against collective condemnation, directed with supreme skill by Vinterberg and performed with impressive strength by Mikkelsen – a career-best performance that will leave emotional bruises.
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Melancholia (2011)

Like most of Lars von Trier’s films, this surreal sci-fi drama divides the house, drawing scathing critique and towering praise in equal measure. But there’s no denying its haunting, redemptive power. The true mark of a film’s greatness is when it burns in the mind long after you see it, and Melancholia does exactly just that. This is bold, aesthetically impressive filmmaking of the high order with an astonishingly nuanced central performance by Dunst.
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The Idiots (1998)

The cinematic equivalent of a knife in your gut. The Idiots is altogether a complex, maddening, devastating, kaleidoscopic one-of-a-kind viewing experience. Compared to its more triumphant film-brother Festen, this is an underrated Dogme 95 work that lobs a searing, scathing critique to society, Hollywood and sanitised audience expectations.
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Lars Von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’ Trailer

It seems like 2011 is going to be a strange but beautifully surreal year for cinema. First off, we have Terrence Malick pouncing back to the scene with his astronomical shards of wisdom in The Tree of Life, and boy, the trailer is just stunning. Now, we have Danish provocateur Lars von Trier, the enfant terrible of European cinema, fresh from his Antichrist brouhaha, giving us a first glimpse to his recent opus, the dramatically-titled Melancholia.
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