StudioCanal have revealed that they are planning to release on Blu-ray director Terrence Malick's latest film, To The Wonder (2012), starring Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Affleck, and Javier Bardem. The preliminary release date set by StudioCanal is June 17th.
To The Wonder is the beautiful and acclaimed latest offering from Terrence Malick, the legendary director of The Tree of Life, Badlands and Days of Heaven. The film is centered on Neil (Ben Affleck, Argo), a man who is torn between two loves: Marina (Olga Kurylenko, Quantum of Solace), the European woman who comes to United States to be with him, and Jane (Rachel McAdams, Midnight in Paris), the old flame he reconnects with from his hometown. Neil's doubts about his life and loves are reflected in the crisis of faith experienced by Father Quintana (Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men), who only sees pain and the loss of hope in the world. In To The Wonder, Terrence Malick explores how love and its many phases and seasons -- passion, sympathy, obligation, sorrow, indecision -- can transform, destroy, and reinvent lives.
bingtau- Don't let Ben Affleck's presence dissuade you from seeing this. He has next to no dialog, and your dislike of him might actually play into his character a bit. This movie has all the hallmarks of a Malick film, and is a heartbreaking and honest look at love in all of its forms.
Saw it last year, Olga Kurylenko's beauty and silent acting carry this film. It's just like the rest of Malick's films post-Red Line, half of it is engaging, the other half is a repetitive snooze (albeit with eye candy). I'll still buy it, but he needs less of the repetitive shots of fields and the actors staring off into the distance. And filming his actors feet as they walk along a beach. It gets a little old.
@bam777, To The Wonder is released on the big screen in the U.S.A. on 12th April (It's been out for a few weeks in Ireland and the U.K.). It's one of Malick's lesser works, but even those leave you with images and feelings that rattle around your brain for days and days after you see it. The most jarring thing about this film is that the banality and mundanity of the modern world doesn't deserve the atention of Malick's camera, but he manages to make something as boring as a supermarket look like a cavalcade of wonders.