After the hit show The Years, Eline Arbo now directs Melancholia, the science fiction masterpiece by film director Lars von Trier. A visually and musically overwhelming performance, to be seen in Dutch theatres for the first time!
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In Gesprek Fri November 17
Melancholia starts with a party, where you, the audience, are guests. Justine is marrying her dream man at her sister's (Claire) beautiful country house. But on the night of her perfect wedding she quietly falls apart. Claire solely takes care of her sister, but cannot prevent the lavish party from quickly turning into an inevitable fiasco.
As Justine struggles with her depression, she is drawn to a seemingly innocent star in the sky. It turns out to be the mysterious planet Melancholia, which is on a collision course with Earth. Confronted with its impending doom, the relationship between the two sisters changes. Justine blossoms, while Claire becomes increasingly panicked. How do you deal with the feeling of helplessness? How do you live when you know the end is coming? Melancholia is a dystopian and existential performance full of music, strong characters and theatrical imagination.
Eline Arbo about Melancholia
‘Melancholia is a beautiful story about the lies we tell ourselves: that our systems work, that we need perfect marriages and that the earth is not dying. Lars von Trier brilliantly manages to combine a personal and intimate human portrait with the biggest and most important theme of today: the end of the world.’
after the film by Lars von Trier
directed and edited by Eline Arbo
cast Mariana Aparicio, Bram Coopmans, Teun Donders, Antoinette Jelgersma, Fjodor Jozefzoon, Hein van der Heijden, Yela de Koning and Mike Zanting
music Thijs van Vuure
set Juul Dekker
costumes Rebekka Wörmann
lighting Varja Klosse
dramaturgy Willemijn Barelds
direction assistance Ludy Golstein
educators Tim Lafeber and Laura van Zuijlen
campaign image Anne Claire de Breij
Presented with permission of Authors' Office ALMO bvba, for Nordiska ApS, Copenhagen