First Poster for Terrence Malick’s KNIGHT OF CUPS; Picked Up by Broad Green

Berlin Film Festival Premiere

If you’re a fan of Terrence Malick, today we get the first  poster for Knight of Cups, which premiered earlier today at the 65th Berlin Film Festival.

The last we heard of the feature, was a long synopsis and a runtime — the film runs 118 minutes.

Malick‘s second in a row under two hours stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Terese Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and the voice of Ben Kingsley.

The extended synopsis of his “stream-of-consciousness film” reads:

Rick is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.

In Terrence Malick’s seventh film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. Once again a voiceover is laid over images which also seek their own authenticity. And once again Malick seems to put the world out of joint. His symphonic flow of images contrasts cold, functional architecture with the ageless beauty of nature. Rick’s internal monologue coalesces with the voices of the women who cross his path, women who represent different principles in life: while one lives in the real world, the other embodies beauty and sensuality. Which path will Rick choose? In the city of angels and the desert that surrounds it, will he find his own way?

Between the poster straight from the Karbala and the trailer I am beyond excited for this release. Indiewire also went positive with the recent Berlin review by giving the film a B-grade, commenting,

Knight of Cups falls short of sustaining a coherent stance. While its formalism resembles “To the Wonder” and “The Tree of Life,” it lacks their singular focus. By distilling his appeal to its most rudimentary elements, Malick regularly lingers on the cusp of self-parody. Rick’s struggle has its moments of magical splendor, but just as frequently feels as hazy as the diminished memory of that fabled knight.

In related news, Broad Green Pictures has paid $6.5 million for U.S. rights to Terrence Malick-directed Knight of Cups, ahead of its festival premiere as well as the filmmaker’s untitled follow-up, which is in post production and also star Bale and Portman along with Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Benicio Del Toro.

Terrence Malick Directed Film