"Wait. What is this about?" It's a question that has followed Tree of Life director Terrence Malick since the beginning of his career, and it's likely to come up again after people have seen the enigmatic trailer for his latest film, Knight of Cups.
All of Malick's usual trademarks are here: a wildly talented cast (including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie Portman); a soul-searching voiceover; and gorgeous, idiosyncratic imagery, set to a sweeping score. It's intriguing, if not much to go on — but we'll find out more about Knight of Cups when it premieres at the 65th Berlinale Film Festival in February.