In just a few hours, Terrence Malick’s latest directorial effort, Song to Song, will have its world premiere at the South by Southwest Festival; while festival attendees will get to see the film a week before general audiences, two clips have been released for the masses to enjoy. The first clip (via TrailerTown) centers around the partnership between Ryan Gosling’s BV and Michael Fassbender’s Cook, while the latter clip (via One Big Soul) shows BV romantically pursuing Rooney Mara’s Faye. Check out both below…
Neither clip is short on “Malick-isms,” between the voiceovers from several characters’ perspectives, floating camera and overall quiet and meditative tone. Song to Song certainly won’t be for everyone, as exactly zero of Malick’s movies are, but it looks like it should please his fans.
Malick’s three previous films, To the Wonder, Knights of Cups and Voyage of Time, have all been met with fairly mixed reviews from critics, so it remains to be seen if Song to Song will receive similar reception or reception closer to that of The Thin Red Line and The Tree of Life, near-universally praised movies.
Recent reports have also confirmed that actor Christian Bale and performers Arcade Fire, Iron and Wine and Fleet Foxes will not be appearing in the movie despite filming scenes for it. With a Terrence Malick movie you never know who’s gonna make the cut, but as it stands now, the rest of the cast includes Cate Blanchett, Haley Bennett, Lykke Li, Val Kilmer, Benicio del Toro, Clifton Collins Jr., Boyd Holbrook and more.
UPDATE: And here’s some video interviews from the SXSW premiere: