Terrence Malick

Bond girl Olga Kurylenko counts her blessings

Olga Kurylenko. Photo: AFP

From model to actress Olga Kurylenko is game for any role including being director Terrence Malick's muse and star of his latest film, writes James Mottram

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 3:35pm

Venice rises to the challenge but prize rules need changing

Philip Seymour Hoffman with his best actor award forThe Master at the Venice Film Festival.Photo: AP

In the end, Alberto Barbera might have wished for less controversy.

The new artistic director of the Venice Film Festival - his second stint in the role - assembled a strong competition line-up that included such top-drawer names as Terrence Malick (To the Wonder), Brian De Palma (Passion) and, opening the festival, Mira Nair (The Reluctant Fundamentalist).

12 Oct 2012 - 2:01pm

A break from mindlessness

Tree of Life reminds me of a high school teacher I once had who would constantly extol the virtues of a curious mind: 'Arrival at more questions is just as valuable a conclusion as the arrival at answers,' he'd say.

That's exactly what you get with this film. The questions it poses, directly or indirectly, only give rise to more questions.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The tree of life

Starring: Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Sean Penn, Hunter McCracken Director: Terrence Malick Category: IIA

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Beyond good and evil

Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life begins with a biblical quote, projected on screen, in which God chastises a doubting Job for questioning the nature of divine intervention in human existence.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Less of more: Terrence Malick's movies

Lanton Mills (short film, 1969)

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Branching out in life

After a two-year delay, The Tree of Life, a film by the famously private Terrence Malick, will finally see the light of day.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

film focus

Terrence Malick may not be a name that rolls off the tongues of most multiplex cinemagoers, but he is arguably one of the greatest directors of modern American cinema - if far from the most prolific. The notoriously media-shy maestro has made only four full-length films in his 34-year career, including a 20-year gap between his second and third works.

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

The New World

Terrence Malick's The New World is a beautiful, hypnotic film based on the legend of Pocahontas, a native American princess in the early 17th century.

The lyrical opening sets the tone of the movie: ripples spread across the flat water as three British ships approach the untamed land of America.

6 Apr 2006 - 12:00am