Remember a few weeks ago when I criticized trailers for giving away too much and spoiling the film’s essence? Well, forget I said all of that for a second because Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups now has its own teaser.
In recent years, Malick has grown more prolific in filmmaking, but Knight of Cups has been circling around the film circle for a while, searching for a distributor. The movie will debut in February at the Berlin International Film Festival, so I think we can expect a summer release for the picture.
If the trailer is any indication, Knight of Cups is more dialogue oriented than To The Wonder or The Tree of Life (though it certainly appears very dreamy and surreal, two staples of Malick’s filmography, as well as having an all-star cast that features Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie Portman). I got a very Lynchian vibe from the teaser, and it reminded me much of INLAND EMPIRE.
Anyway, alongside Michael Haneke’s Flashmob, Knight of Cups is my most anticipated film of next year. Expect some beautiful cinematography of natural landscapes and somber narrations in 2015.