For any Terrence Malick fan desperately waiting for release information about the director’s historical drama “Radegund” (which could follow “The Tree of Life” and premiere at Cannes in May), allow the virtual reality project “Together” to be a temporary reprieve. The auteur premiered his first VR installation at the SXSW Film Festival this year and will bring it to the Tribeca Film Festival next month.
“Together” is a collaboration between Malick and cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, best known for shooting “Brokeback Mountain” and Martin Scorsese films such as “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Silence.” Prieto earned Oscar nominations for “Brokeback” and “Silence.” The installation was produced by Framestore and Facebook and is described as an intimate look at the “power of human connection.”
The official “Together” synopsis reads: “The piece fuses dance and technology, putting the viewer in the middle of an emotional narrative about breaking down barriers and bringing people closer. VR challenged Malick and Prieto to rethink the traditional narrative structure and deliver a piece that uses VR to tell a timeless story about human connection.”
The installation features movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck. If you couldn’t make it to SXSW and won’t be at Tribeca, you can experience “Together” in the video below.