More worthy of mention is the general reaction to Melancholia, the film that Von Trier brought to the festival. Some are calling it a boring, pretty slog while others are calling it his best yet. Frankly, I’d be worried by anything else- divided opinions on a Von Trier film means things are right as rain. In general the reactions seem to mirror those that came out from Tree Of Life earlier in the week. I was able to see that film yesterday, and I now assume the same will be true for both director’s cosmic-scaled films of birth and death… how much you appreciate them relies entirely on how you approach cinema as a viewer, and what you’re looking for from a few hours in a dark theater.