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.
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The 2014 FlickFest production dates are October 17th to 19th. Kick off orientation meeting is Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:30 pm in room 111 at MediaPlex, 275 Victoria Avenue.For information about 2014 FlickFest productions, check How to Get Started and 48-hour FlickFest Package. FlickFest is a fun, spirited event that epitomizes the grit, passion and determination of making films. Finalists are celebrated at WIFF closing night ceremonies where the Mark Boscariol Best of FlickFest Award is presented.
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