Yesterday, we finally got round to watching Von Trier's Melancholia. I was sceptical because I'd heard so many negative things about it. Still, I absolutely loved it. It totally grabbed and touched me. To me, this is not a film about depression or a death-wish (which it is often described as) but a really honest one about how people deal with the existential truth of life. Some choose to go through life with their masks of jollity pasted on, or opt for total denial. Others descend into feelings of bitterness or escape into hazes of alcohol and money. A beautiful portrayal of what it means to be human and alive and a warm embrace for those of us who feel intensely.