This Queen of Hearts was designed by an American artist, Jon Wesley Huff (JonWes). It’s inspired by Lars Von Trier’s film, Melancholia, starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Cameron Spurr, and Kiefer Sutherland. The film was presented 18 May 2011 at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. Dunst (Justine) received the festival’s Best Actress Award.
Melancholia consists of two parts: “Justine” and “Claire”. These are names of two sisters, main heroines of the film. The story revolves around them during and shortly after Justine’s wedding, while an approaching rogue planet is about to collide with Earth.
Trier’s initial inspiration for this film came from a depressive period he suffered and the insight that depressed people remain peaceful in catastrophic events.
© Jon Wesley Huff (JonWes) 2012
The Queen of Hearts