Director Terrence Malick's new film, coming on the heels of "The Tree of Life," may not be anyone's idea of a light romp at the movies, but based on the just-released trailer, it sure looks good.
The film, which had its North American debut last fall at the Toronto Film Festival, stars Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem. It tells the story of an American man (Affleck) who embarks on a romance with a French single mother (Kurylenko) and brings her back to his Oklahoma hometown. McAdams plays the small town girl who divides the man's affections, and Bardem plays a priest seeking spiritual fulfillment in a church in the same Oklahoma town.
According to reports from the festival, the film is largely dialogue free. Bardem's narration about love over the trailer is some of the only lines spoken in the film. Instead, Malick attempts to tell his entire story through images and music. And based on the glimpse given in this trailer, those images are quite beautiful indeed.