Knight of Cups opened up this year to some interesting reviews. The Natalie Portman film (of which she only appears briefly, ala common Terrence Malick treatment) may end up being like most Malick films that get defended or attacked by the masses for years to come. However, it’s no apparent contest that director Terrence Malick has been a visionary for decades. It’s why he is being given a tribute at the Deauville Film Festival. To quote their reasons for the award:
“We thought it was the right time to honor a cineaste who places humanism at the heart of his artistic concerns,”
“We can say that his art is both harmonious and sacred. The experience he offers through his films carry us to that delicious point of going beyond the ‘self’ to the benefit of being, thus making his filmmaking unique, necessary and primordial. He turns our meanderings into the pathways of life.”
This award will also be attached to the French premiere of Knight of Cups, as other Malick films (Tree of Life and To the Wonder) will be featured as well. American audiences should have no fear, though. Knight of Cups will finally be shown to us March 4th in 2016.
Congratulations to Terrence Malick for his award! Since he is infamously hard to pin down, who knows if he will show up to recieve his award, but one can only hope.
More information can be read here.
Thanks to Belerofonte as per usual. Soon enough, we will be able to take a dive into this perplexing film and also hear more feedback before we do.