Pillows At The Ready - Malick's Back
Met with mild indifference at Cannes earlier this year, Terrence Malick’s latest (after many years of his tinkering away on it, as per) is a true life drama, telling the story of Austrian conscientious objector Franz Jägerstetter, played by August Diehl.
Whilst Malick apparently forgoes his usual fondness for lingering shots of gently billowing wheat fields in favour of something approaching an actual story, the film’s near three hour running time still tried the sore bottoms of a number of those early Cannes viewers.
A Hidden Life opens January 17 2020
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