The ever elusive Terrence Malick is set to debut his latest film at the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas. The film, only recently titled Song To Song, was filmed back-to-back alongside Malick’s ethereal, hazy masterpiece, Knight Of Cups, which predictably divided audiences upon it’s eventual release last year.
SXSW is an apt place to debut the enigmatic, largely concealed film, as it was predominantly shot in the very place it will premiere. Starring a dream cast of Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender, it’s fair to be excited about another likely divisive, yet hopefully extraordinary addition, to the auteur’s oeuvre.
SXSW press materials have described the film as a “rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal“, though as any Malick fan knows, the synopsis of his films rarely describe a fraction of the experience.
The festival kicks off on Friday, March 10, and alongside Malick’s film will also be the world premieres of Small Town Crime, starring John Hawkes and Octavia Spencer, as well as the highly anticipated TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, which is set to fully debut in the US in April.
At the helm and possibly praying for a lack of backlash from ardent Gaiman fans is David Slade (Hannibal, Hard Candy, 30 Days Of Night). The full schedule for the event will be released on Tuesday, January 31.