Malick's Next Film 'Knight of Cups' Set to Premiere at Berlinale 2015

December 15, 2014
Source: THR

Knight of Cups

It's official - the next Terrence Malick movie will be arriving next year. The 65th Berlin International Film Festival has announced the first seven films selected as part of their competition programme for 2015. Berlinale, as the fest is known, takes place in Germany in early February right after the Sundance Film Festival (which we'll also be covering). After a successful trip to Berlin last year to see The Grand Budapest Hotel premiere, Berlinale has invited me back for another year and I'm looking forward to returning quite a bit. This first announcement is just a small tease, but it confirms that Malick's Knight of Cups starring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman (see that first look photo) will be premiering at the festival next year.

Full details on the first seven films playing at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival (including Knight of Cups) listed below. More reveals coming soon via The productions and co-productions hail from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Russian, United Kingdom, Ukraine and the US. The "opulent live action film adaptation Cinderella by Kenneth Branagh" is showing out of competition. Here's the films confirmed for Berlin so far (in alphabetical order):

45 Years | United Kingdom
By Andrew Haigh (Weekend)
With Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay

Als wir träumten (As We Were Dreaming) | Germany / France
By Andreas Dresen (Grill Point, Cloud 9, Stopped on Track)
With Merlin Rose, Julius Nitschkoff, Joel Basman, Marcel Heuperman, Frederic Haselon, Ruby O. Fee

Cinderella | USA
By Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet)
With Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi und Helena Bonham Carter

Eisenstein in Guanajuato | The Netherlands / Mexico / Belgium / Finland
By Peter Greenaway (The Tulse Luper Suitcases)
With Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti

Ixcanul (Ixcanul Volcano) | Guatemala / France
By Jayro Bustamante
With María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo, Marvin Coroy

Knight of Cups | USA
By Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line)
With Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman

Pod electricheskimi oblakami (Under Electric Clouds) | Russian Federation / Ukraine / Poland
By Alexey German (Paper Soldier)
With Lui Frank, Merab Ninidze, Viktoriya Korotkova, Chulpan Khamatova, Anastasiya Melnikova, Piotr Gasowski

For more updates on the Berlin Film Festival and info on attending/tickets visit their website

In regards to the new Terrence Malick film, while there are rumors that his IMAX footage cut of The Tree of Life, titled Voyage in Time, is out this year Knight of Cups will be his first finished film since 2012 (after To the Wonder). Malick shot two different films over the past few years, but hasn't released either yet. This first one is supposed to be about "celebrities and excess", and the other one, formerly known as Lawless, is about "sexual obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin." Despite casting the film and shooting footage all over places like Texas, no one knows who will make the cut or how the film will turn out in the end. We'll have to wait patiently until Berlin kicks off in February to see if this new Malick film is any good.

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Recently saw Malick's "The thin red line" for the first time. I never knew war could be so boring.

Alex on Dec 15, 2014


Or so beautiful depending how you look at it. Just for One movie, just ONE. Turn off the movie cliches and stereotypes and try, REALLY TRY to see a film that isn't filled with car chases and explosions. There really is NOTHING in this film that anyone with half a pea-sized brain would find boring. I know that's not you, so give it another try and try to understand this isn't a Captain America movie.

Charles Knowlton on Dec 17, 2014


Malick's not for everyone, but he really gives me something no one else does. His films are a joy to watch.

Nielsen700 on Dec 15, 2014


Fanstastic title! I want to see Bale and Portman light up the big screen. Malick's work is provocative.

DAVIDPD on Dec 16, 2014

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