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To The Wonder

Never, even when he was starting out in the 1970s, has Terrence Malick released two films in such quick succession. Usually the wait for his followers is long. Sometimes, as in the twenty-year span between Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, it can be unbearable.

Now, just over a year after The Tree of Life won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, comes a cinematic blessing: To the Wonder, a new film from this American master and mystic that continues his exploration of the vagaries of desire and regret that shape our time on this planet.

Ben Affleck plays a Midwesterner who meets a woman (Olga Kurylenko) in Paris. She returns with him to Oklahoma to be his wife, but the relationship soon falters. He finds himself drifting towards a childhood love, played by Rachel McAdams. But, as always with Malick, what appear to be simple motivations open up to reveal enduring truths.


"A ramble through the ecstasies of the natural world as experienced or ignored by little people on a giant, gorgeous planet."—Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

Director: Terrence Malick
Cast: Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams
Year: 2012
Runtime: 112 minutes
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: VVS

Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR


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