Earlier in the day, Dunst donned a marigold chiffon Chloe dress for the Melancholia photo call. The press conference ahead of the films premiere took a bizarre turn when director Lars von Trier responded to a question about his German background by saying, Im a Nazi and that he understands Hitler.
Dunst, sitting white-faced next to the provocative director, attempted to intervene by leaning over and whispering, Oh my god, this is terrible, but von Trier carried on. The moderator curtailed the press conference early and von Trier later issued an apology.
And the film? Some critics have said it features a career-defining performance from Dunst... we'll wait and see.