Terrence Malick's sprawling poem of images To the Wonder lives inside his magic hour moments of pain and splendor. Mainly, the stills we've seen from the film thus far have been of Ben Affleck and Olga Kuryleko—the tortured lovers whose relationship flows in and out of love and lust. But now, there's a new batch of images for you to begin salivating over, featuring Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem.
McAdams plays a former lover of Affleck, a painfully beautiful woman yearning for love and security, whereas Bardem plays a priest whose faith wanes as he questions his own existence. Opinions on the film are sure to mixed, but there is no doubt that Malick works his magic yet again to create something that speaks to the basic human desires, emotions, and challeneges we all face when it comes to connecting with the world around us, all framed in a physical world that heightens the mundane reality of the nature surrounding our everyday lives into a magestic setting.
Check out the new stills which present, as expected, losts of wistfully gentle touching, starring, and prancing around wheatfields.