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‘Song to Song’ Trailer: Terrence Malick’s Latest Looks Like Another Impressionistic Romance — Watch

The romantic drama is opening-night film at South by Southwest.

“Song to Song”

News of a new Terrence Malick movie should always be received with cautious optimism, as the media-shy filmmaker has made a habit throughout his career of protracted post-production schedules and delayed release dates. Now that “Song to Song” has a trailer, however, it must really be official. Watch below.

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The romantic drama will open South by Southwest this year, which is fitting, as “Song to Song” takes place against the backdrop of Austin’s music scene. Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman star in the film, and the trailer offers a characteristically impressionistic sense of what to expect from their romantic entanglements.

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Malick has picked up the pace in recent years, releasing three films since “The Tree of Life”: “To the Wonder,” “Knight of Cups” and “Voyage of Time.” After “Song to Song” — which Broad Green Pictures is set to release later this year — Malick will turn his attention to the World War II drama “Radegund.”

 

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Juan Rincón

That camera work is just… damn. I know what critics say about Malick, but this looks delicious.

Bo

I thought the characters were goofy and immature. It looks like Malick has really sunk into indulgence and let his actor do the same. Which actors will do at the drop of a hat. The old Del Shannon song I Wonder, which was always a bit dorky, also revealed to me the silly choices Malick makes these days. Pity, as his Days of Heaven is still in my top five movies of all time. He veered away from that a long time ago and now is just sophomoric and indulgent…and immature in his perceptions.

septimus

I think I’ve made the following point before: I find _Days of Heaven_ one of the greatest and most perfect film ever made. But it is a philosophical dead end. Malick’s recent films have a child-like, emotionally expansive, and life-affirming perspective that seems to be his antidote to the pessimistic world view found in _Days of Heaven_. Not everyone will like this new Malick (many have a knee-jerk response to the overtly Christian/Catholic philosophy), but I find it brave and brilliant. Late in his career, having re-invented himself, he is, surprisingly, once again the most important filmmaker of our generation.

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