Cinematic Depression: How Lars von Trier Distorts Time & Space in ‘Melancholia’

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Film is an art form in which time and space are its main sources of expression, but what happens when these concepts are distorted through the lens of depression? One film that explores this warping of reality is Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, a film that is basically the cinematic form of depression and anxiety. Evan Puschak, also known as The Nerdwriter, digs into how the Dutch director represents this mental disorder in the film’s protagonist, Justine (Kirsten Dunst), by using cinematic…Cinematic Depression: How Lars von Trier Distorts Time & Space in ‘Melancholia’

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