{trailer worth watching} To the Wonder

January 2, 2013 by sarah

Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life, The New World, The Thin Red Line, Days of Heaven, Badlands) is one of my favorite filmmakers. His artworks are breathtakingly beautiful, both visually and in the way they run arms-outstretched toward big questions of love, morality and God. I got goosebumps watching the trailer for the upcoming To the Wonderstarring Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Affleck and Javier Bardem (looking markedly different here as a priest then as the super villain in Skyfall).

“Awaken the divine presence, which sleeps in each man, each woman. Know each other in That Love that never changes.” I can’t wait to get lost inside a film poem/painting about that theme of individual sacredness. It’s one I’ve been wrestling with in my own life lately…Do I believe that everyone is holy? Do I interact with others like I do? What would it even look like if I did? That’s what I love about Malick. He’s not afraid to tackle the big stuff.

Do you have a favorite Malick film? Or opinions about this trailer?

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About sarah

Sarah Magill has a full-time movie habit made possible by a day-time greeting card writing gig. She blogs at Gimme Some Film and is learning to write scripts and direct. She tries to balance her screen obsession with trail running, jazz singing, book clubbing, and hanging out with The Best Golden Retriever Ever, Copa.

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