Melancholia + Persona

Melancholia + Persona
Podcast: Double Feature
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Considering identity and withdrawal. Finally, a trip through Melancholia in another chapter of Lars von Trier's Depression Trilogy. Hopefull...

Posted February 25, 2016
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
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Episode Notes

Considering identity and withdrawal. Finally, a trip through Melancholia in another chapter of Lars von Trier’s Depression Trilogy. Hopefully that one guy still listens. Sometimes the obvious metaphor is the right metaphor. Who’s the real victim of the swell party? What Melancholia shows regarding the cognitive divide between those with depression and those without depression. Different backgrounds create different knee-jerk reactions. Naked Kirsten Dunst wins everything. Keifer Sutherland jumps into a tree. The von Trier kinship. Persona as that one film that inspired all student films. Just how obscure is Ingmar Bergman? An early example of taking advantage of / completely subverting the media of film. Persona as described to another human – or attempted, anyways.

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Melancholia

Melancholia


Released: May 26, 2011
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Director: Lars von Trier
Writer: Lars von Trier
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander SkarsgÄrd

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Persona

Persona


Released: March 16, 1966
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Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writer: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook

A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together.

 
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