I went to see Lars Von Trier’s latest film Melancholia last night. It’s annoying me now, because as a film concerning the destruction of the planet and the collapse of the sham bourgeois values that keep this horrible human life on the road, it should have been a masterpiece, but to be honest, I nearly died of boredom. However, there was one magnificent moment. One of the characters is panicking as she realises the end is nigh, but her sister, a hard-edged cynic (in a great turn from Kirsten Dunst) puts her right:
Life is evil
Don’t mourn the planet
No one’s going to miss it
For that little speech alone, the movie deserves Oscars for best screenplay, best picture, best director and best actress!