Last day for Melancholia!

Showtimes tonight, Sunday the 18th, are at 7:00 and 9:30.  I can imagine spending the day finishing up holiday shopping, checking in for a film, and then heading out for luminaria in our lovely ‘hood.  Lars, Kirsten and Charlotte put you in just the right festive mood.

By the way, I learned that Penelope Cruz was originally slated to play Justine, the role that Kirsten Dunst so perfectly plays.  Her performance is one of the highlights of the film for me.  When she’s off the wall, when she’s in the deepest of depressions, when she’s delivering quips that make her sister feel like a total idiot, and especially in her newfound calm during an impending disaster it’s hard to imagine anyone else on the screen.  Her grounded humor when things are over the top is an important part of that movie for me.  What did you think?