A few days ago we ran a short piece on the Polish poster for the beautiful end of the world epic from Lars Von Trier, Melancholia. Today we have more from the film, again from Poland as one of the effects houses working on the film have placed a show reel online.

When Von Trier announced he was following his controversial 2009 film Antichrist was a serious sci-fi pre-apocalypse drama our interest was piqued, then came the casting – Kirsten Dunst, Keifer Sutherland, John Hurt, Charlotte Rampling – and then the trailer. A slow, deliberate and terrifying succession of images hinted at the story Von Trier is telling to the end of the world with one shot of the night sky with the Moon and the new planet Melancholia looming overhead standing out in particular.

In this Making Of video Platige Image hint at the work they’ve done for the film, and it’s a fascinating look at the creation of the unique look of the film.

If you’re in Cannes then you’re in for a treat, the rest of us will have to wait until September.