Screen Play: TIFF 2012 To the Wonder
The stars: Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko, and Javier Bardem
The gist: A couple falls in love in France and out of love in the States. Similar to The Tree of Life (same concept, same crew), Terrence Malick’s follow-up settles in the windy plains of Oklahoma, where the actors whisper their lines, Emmanuel Lubezki’s camera floats through classic Americana, and Hanan Townshend’s score sets the tone.
The buzz: The Texas director was nowhere to be found. But his wife was. And she made a pretty odd statement about 9/11 at the film’s premiere on the tragedy’s eve (Google it).
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