The film premiered at Venice this year, and continued on to TIFF days later – you can read our review here – and has already, and perhaps expectedly, been receiving polarised reviews.
The rather fine first trailer debuted just before Christmas, and now a set of international posters has surfaced online, giving us a look at the leading cast.
“The film is centred on Neil (Ben Affleck), a man who is torn between two loves: Marina (Olga Kurylenko), the European woman who comes to United States to be with him, and Jane (Rachel McAdams), the old flame he reconnects with from his hometown. Neil’s doubts about his life and loves are reflected in the crisis of faith experienced by Father Quintana (Javier Bardem), who only sees pain and the loss of hope in the world.
In TO THE WONDER, Malick explores how love and its many phases and seasons — passion, sympathy, obligation, sorrow, indecision — can transform, destroy, and reinvent lives.”
Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, and Javier Bardem all give brilliant performances, and your opinion on this one will likely be moulded more by the storyline and/or the beauty of the visuals than anything else.
Malick is once more directing from his own script, with past collaborators Sarah Green (The Tree of Life, Take Shelter) and Nicolas Gonda (The Tree of Life, Knight of Cups) producing.
To the Wonder will be released in the UK on 22nd February, 2013, with its US release date set slightly later on 12th April. For now, here are the first international posters, which you can click through to enlarge.