Visionary directors are weird bunch. Some produce the work of their lives and then slide into the blockbuster VFX tent-pole machine with a hefty sigh and a fat paycheck.
Others meanwhile, stand true to their art, never bending against the weight of expectation, and against the odds, continue to produce some of the most unforgettable images ever created for the silver screen. Terence Malik is one such visionary.
He’s just released the trailer for his next film, Song to Song, and dear God, it looks stunning. Hand held cameras, perfectly composed shots, and the achingly beautiful faces of Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman
The film – previously called Lawless, and then Weightless – has been over half a decade in the making.
It’s so bloody hip it also features Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Arcade Fire, Lykke Li and Red Hot Chilli Peppers among a cast of many.
Have a look below at the visual poetry of Malik’s magic.