Terrence Malick is a director who has only made six feature films during his career but it set to return next with his latest movie, Knight of Cups.

Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups

Malick may be a filmmaker who has worked sparingly over the years, but he really does deliver terrific movies - The Thin Red Line up there as one of my favourites.

As well as being in the director's chair for Knight of Cups, Malick has also penned the film's screenplay. And there's only a week to go until the film hits the big screen.

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The movie sees Malick reunite with Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale as he takes on the central role of Rick; the pair had previously worked together on The New World back in 2006.

A wonderful cast has been assembled by the director as Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Isabel Lucas, Wes Bentley, and Antonio Banderas are just some of the names on board.

Rick (Bale) is a comedy writer living in present-day Santa Monica. He longs for something other, something beyond the life he knows, without knowing quite what it is, or how to go about finding it. He doesn't know which way to turn.

The death of his brother, Billy, hangs over him like a shadow. His father, Joseph (Brian Dennehy), bears a sense of guilt for Billy's death. A surviving brother, Barry (Bentley), down on his luck, has just moved to LA from where they grew up, in Missouri. Rick has been helping him get back on his feet.

Rick seeks distraction in the company of women: Della(Poots); Nancy (Blanchett), a physician he was once married to; a model named Helen (Pinto); Elizabeth (Portman), a woman he made pregnant; A stripper named Karen (Palmer); and a young woman who helps him to see his way forward, Isabel (Lucas).

Women seem to him to know more than he does. They bring him closer to the heart of things, closer to the mystery. The highs haven't added up. The parties, the dalliances, the career, none has satisfied. And still each woman, each man he's met through the course of his life has served him in some way as a guide, a messenger.

The road to the East stretches out before him. Will he set forth? Will his courage fail him? Will he stay awake? Or will he let it all be just a dream, a hope, a passing fancy?

The journey has just begun.

Malick has delivered some great character driven dramas throughout his career and Knight of Cups looks set to be another to watch out for.

Knight of Cups is released 6th May.

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