Absolutely extraordinary had Europe's film press and a dozen of the world's great movie stars Monday afternoon break with each other early, 20 minutes before scheduled because neither party really got consistent.
The occasion was the presentation in the remote Swedish film studios in Trollhättan by Lars von Trier's upcoming film, 'Melancholia'.
60 journalists from north to south and east to the west were turned up to hear about the movie, to follow the big shock from Cannes in 2008, 'Antichrist', but neither he nor the glittering teams brought together actors from across the world had large grant.
Taciturn Trier And the planned 45-minute news conference declined to just 20 as newspapers, web, television and radio from most of Europe gave ævred.
It quickly became clear that von Trier does not intend to tell what 'Melancholia' seems to be about, except that 'there is a wedding' and that 'there is a planet that whirls toward the ground .. .and - hmmm ...:
'Two sisters who removes from one another.
'Melancholia' is the studio has been described as a disaster movie, like 'Antichrist' up to the premiere was called a thriller, but was hardly in any conventional sense.
"But however as shit ' A comet will, more or less, collide with the planet, but not too many will die.
At the very least the film does not show too many die, it appeared.
SORRY. 'I am not very good at this ...«, sighed Lars von Trier several times during' Melancholia'-press conference in Sweden.Photo: Lark Posselt
In Politiken questions about how 'Melancholia' going to take it out visually, corresponded Trier following: 'As a shit'.
And he elaborated like:
'Maybe not quite as much as shit as the previous one.But however that shit '.
Star Glitter The American film stars Kirsten Dunst and Kiefer Sutherland were the most celebrated of Trier's stars at the presentation, and Charlotte Gainsbourg, who quite remarkably let his abdomen deface in 'Antichrist' is - guess we - the other sister, Dunst.
Stellan Skarsgård is in and play best man for the wedding between Dunst, Alexander Skarsgård, Stellan carnal son in reality.
Furthermore contributing dignitaries as John Hurt and Charlotte Rampling.
"I'm not very good at this ...«, sighed Lars von Trier several times and pulled regret on his shoulders, while the press along more or less gedulgte detours trying to ferret him out on occasion that we all found ourselves in Trollhättan .
A reporter tried to Trier to classify the film's title, 'Melancholia', as another manifestation of the director's notorious accumulation of phobias and famous downs, but Trier jumped not.
The closest he came was the auteur cognition:
'Melancholy I can relate to me'.
"Fucking Germany ' When a German reporter gently reproached Trier that he had tricked the international film press to Sweden from near and far just for not being communicative traces corresponded Trier:
'Hovhov I raised then also all the way to fucking Germany to make my previous films.
And true to say was 'Antichrist' filmed on location in the deep forests of Germany, a residence allegedly not exactly helped the depression that was offset of the film, which was one of the biggest scandal successes at Cannes ever.
Footage of 'Melancholia' has been underway for just three days, and Monday was the first time, the team shot in studios in Trollhättan, where three more of Trier's film has become.