The Fall, directed by Tarsem, is an undiscovered gem. Set in a hospital in the 1920s, an injured stuntman forms a friendship with an immigrant girl. He begins to tell her an epic story. Yet, as it progresses, the lines between fantasy and reality blur, and the stakes become higher.
From the riveting opening titles to fantastical scenes filmed in India, The Fall is a feast of stunning visuals and skilled storytelling.
- The Fall (USA/India) 2006, Roadside Attractions
- On Vudu and Amazon
Melancholia is a movie that will haunt your dreams like a melody you can’t quite place, and the title perfectly describes the feeling evoked in this intriguing film directed by Lars von Trier.
A young woman on her wedding day provides the canvas on which is painted a range of subtle and complex emotions, psychological tension, existential despair, and beautiful imagery. But all overshadowed by the apocalyptic approach of another planet.
— Danielle Berg
Artistic director, The Circus Collective of San Diego, circuscollectivesd.com