An entertaining checklist about the depressing stuff on screen this year. And this was before Lars Von Trier ended the world!


If you’re suffering from Cannes depression, it could be all the f’ed up stuff shown on screen.

This chart, compiled by Ultra Culture, is certainly very apt. Lars von Trier should get a special category for the apocalyptic vision in Melancholia.

Here at Screen, we keep a more informal tally of market screening photos with categories like ‘Sex (Normal)’ ‘Sex (Abnormal)’ ‘Female Under Threat’ and ‘Child in Terror.’ Puppies and flowers and rainbows aren’t gonna get you anywhere around here.