See Five New Brief and Beautiful Clips From Terrence Malick’s ‘To the Wonder’

It’s always difficult to articulate just how Terrence Malick’s films make me feel. It’s as though I could more easily paint you a picture or shoot you a short film that properly expresses my emotion and thoughts on his work rather than letting words fall short. But if you’re a fan of his films, you know that they tend to sway towards meditations on existence—whether it be exploring the universe’s path of creation and evolution or love and the atrophy of faith in its painful wake.

With his latest philosophical look at divinity, forgiveness, love, and loss, Malick brings us into his magic hour world in a contemporary style that’s at once jarring and eye-opening, allowing us to see the ordinary intersection of nature and the man-made world in a metaphysical way that awakens something inside of us. And with To the Wonder being released in theaters and VOD next week, we’ve already seen a wealth of features—from behind-the-scenes clips, various trailers, new posters, and a copious amount of stills. But now, you can enjoy five brief clips from the film that highlight the exploration on faith and love.

As this is a Malick picture, where the moments of wonder lie in mise-en-scène and tactile emotion rather than plot, don’t worry about these clips "giving anything away." However, it’s a pretty great thing to enter a film with very little knowledge about it and allow yourself to sink into it completely without a hint of pre-conceived notion—so if that’s what you desire, perhaps don’t venture any further down the page. But if you’re of a different mindset, then enjoy away.

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