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This new “Knight of Cups” footage featured on the film’s Facebook page is only 15 seconds long, but it has nearly all of the auteur trademarks of Terrence Malick. From religious imagery to spiritual narration and an emotionally plagued, soul-searching protagonist (this time it’s Christian Bale), the footage promises an introspective experience similar to the director’s “The Tree of Life” and “To The Wonder.”
The film’s official synopsis reads: “‘Knight of Cups’ follows writer Rick (Bale) on an odyssey through the playgrounds of Los Angeles and Las Vegas as he undertakes a search for love and self. Even as he moves through a desire-laden landscape of mansions, resorts, beaches and clubs, Rick grapples over complicated relationships with his brother (Wes Bentley) and father (Brian Dennehy). His quest to break the spell of his disenchantment takes him on a series of adventures with six alluring women: rebellious Della (Imogen Poots); his physician ex-wife (Cate Blanchett); a serene model (Freida Pinto); a woman he wronged in the past (Natalie Portman); a spirited, playful stripper (Teresa Palmer); and an innocent Isabel (Isabel Lucas), who helps him see a way forward.”
The drama premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival last year and will finally hit theaters on March 4, courtesy of Broad Green Pictures. Check out the new footage below.