Check Out the Intense New Photos from Derek Cianfrance’s ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

The best thing about Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines is how expansive it feels. When the credits roll, it’s as though you’ve just finished a great novel—emotionally satisfied, having entered into another world for two and a half hours, truly getting to be a part of these characters lives. Cianfrance takes his epic themes of generational impact, how lives mysterious intertwine, and how one moment can effect an entire lineage, and makes them intimate, drawing you in slowly as the story unravels and taking us along for the ride.

”I’m attracted to making movies about family,”  says Cianfrance. "Those movies have secrets and intimacy." But no matter how much the narrative changes, the look of the film always stays the same. Cinematographer Sean Bobbit gives us a stunning lens in which to view this world—his high-angle shots and electric framing only heightening the intenisty of the story.

With just a little over a month until the premiere, the trailer and main poster for Pines have already debuted, but now EW has provided a fresh batch of stills. Although the snapshots do their job at conveying the dramatic nature of the film, this first still below feels like the most important you’ll see. I’d suggest looking at these while listening to this.

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