Friday April 3, 2020

The beguiling narrative of cinema’s great enigma

Terrence Malick: Rehearsing the Unexpected

14th February, 2016
Terrence Malick: the director casts the biggest stars in Hollywood, who must wait for the premiere to see if they made the final cut

Where do you start when untangling the coiled legends that have built up around Terrence Malick? A filmmaker whose transcendent, questing work is inextricably linked to his secretive, ascetic persona, he has become world cinema’s great enigma. Alone among contemporaries that emerged from the renaissance of 1970s US cinema, Malick remains the great unknown; a reclusive poet-philosopher whose films eschew narrative, plotting and personalities in search of a higher meaning.

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