By brian | Poverty Jetset April 14, 2011 at 2:00AM
The poster for Lars Von Trier's "Melancholia," which will screen in competition at the upcoming Festival de Cannes. This is Von Trier's eleventh Cannes selection with previous films including the Palme d’Or and Best Actress winner "Dancer in the Dark" and Grand Prix winners "Breaking the Waves" and "Europa." "Melancholia" co-star Charlotte Gainsbourg received the Best Actress award at the 2009 edition of the festival for von Trier’s "Antichrist." The film is described as a "beautiful movie about the end of the world."
In the psychological disaster, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law (Kiefer Sutherland). Meanwhile, the planet, Melancholia, is heading towards Earth... Magnolia Pictures will release the film in the United States.