Posters for MELANCHOLIA and AMIGO hit

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 6th, 2011

Apparently 2011 is the year of green.

First up, we have a brand new poster for the upcoming Lars von Trier film, MELANCHOLIA (via The Film Stage), and while it’s not too different from the previous one sheet (it’s basically a full shot of the photo used in the first poster) but it’s definitely a beauty.

The film stars Kirsten Dunst, and is best described as von Trier’s attempt at making an end of the world picture, and having seen it at Cannes this year, I can say that it’s unlike anything von Trier’s ever done. Arguably his most intimate picture, MELANCHOLIA is also possibly the Danish director’s best to date. It’s an absolutely wonderful bit of filmmaking from one of today’s best filmmakers. This poster is absolutely gorgeous, and has me anxiously awaiting a rewatch of the film (you can read our Cannes review here).

Finally, in other green filled poster news, a one sheet for John Sayles’ AMIGO has hit (via Fandango), and it’s also quite pretty. The film arrives this summer, and stars Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, and D.J. Qualls. The film played to middling reviews out of last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, but with Sayles at the helm, it’s hard to not be excited. 

Here’s the film’s synopsis:

"Celebrated writer and director John Sayles uses America’s occupation of the Philippines at the dawn of the 20th Century as an analogy for several more recent political and military blunders in this period drama. It’s 1900, and Rafael (Joel Torre) is the leader of a village in the Philippine countryside. Rafael is well respected by the locals for his sense of decency and fair play, and as the United States military takes control of the islands, Lt. Compton (Garret Dillahunt) is eager to work with him in an effort to win over the people. However, since Rafael and Compton don’t share a common language, they must use Padre Hidalgo (Yule Vazquez), a local preacher who doesn’t trust the American colonizers, as an interpreter, while Compton’s commander Col. Hardacre (Chris Cooper) is openly contemptuous of the Filippinos. Meanwhile, as Rafael tries to maintain a fragile peace for his people, his brother Simon (Ronnie Lazaro) has organized a band of rebels determined to protect their homeland and drive the Americans out, and Rafael finds his loyalties sorely tested."

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