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Melancholia (2011)

Is an astrological cataclysm mutually exclusive with divine providence?
Melancholia (2011)
Written and directed by: Lars von Trier 
Starring: Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg

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

Read on at eu.gauwain.nl/melancholia

Questions
* Does the hopelessness in Melancholia and the ultimate doom, in your view, do justice to the feeling of depression it is said to symbolise? Why?
* Does Justine see things? Does it matter?
* What is there, if there is no hope?
* Is an astrological cataclysm mutually exclusive with divine providence?


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DigitalDeeDee
P.S. Feel free to reply, disagree or answer the questions above. Your reactions keep me going!

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Le Fils d'Autre
The Other Son

* If you would find out that your life upto now was false, if you would find out you're living someone  else's life. Would this change you? How?
* The film asks deep questions about the connection between identity and origin. Can it be that, when it appears your origin isn't what you thought it was, your identity changes?

Read the full review on http://eu.gauwain.nl.

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Tree of Life (2011)
If God doesn’t answer questions, why is it important not to stop asking them?
The Tree of Life
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain
The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence.

Read on at eu.gauwain.nl/the-tree-of-life/

Questions
Mrs O'Brien teaches us there are two ways through life, the way of grace and the way of nature. Can we agree with her and the description she gives?

Jack seems lost and torn between the two ways. Which way are you on? What does that mean?

What would Mr O'Brien and Mrs O'Brien have to say about that?

If God doesn't answer questions, why is it important not to stop asking them?

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DigitalDeeDee
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