A new Terrence Malick film brings a lot of excitement and just as many questions. He’s a filmmaker who manages to provoke a wide range of responses due to his distinctly Malickian (how’s that for a word) style of moviemaking. I’m prone to love much of what he does even though some of his most recent work missing their marks.
His latest “A Hidden Life” has me more excited for a Malick film than I have been in several years. He tells the story of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian conscientious objector who refused to fight for Hitler’s Third Reich during World War II. The new trailer shows Malick exploring the ideas of faith, morality, and oppression. And of course we get glimpses of the visual beauty this film is guaranteed to have.
The trailer hits all the right notes for me. I can’t wait to see it when it lands in theaters December 13th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.