13 Films We Most Hope To See At The 2014 Cannes Film Festival
9. "Knight of Cups"
Director: Terrence Malick
Cast: Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Jason Clarke, Imogen Poots
The premise: It's a Malick film, so naturally, nobody knows anything. All we've got is this helpful logline: “A man, temptations, celebrity and excess.”
Why we're excited: Well, unlike most, I actually liked “To the Wonder.” But even if you didn't, any new Terrence Malick film arrives shrouded in enough mystery and all-star sheen to make it an event – the reclusive director may be working more frequently, but the lack of a conclusive due date still makes this one feel like it's been due for a while. There's not much we can claim to know about it: even the name actors, as we've learned before from Malick's flighty editing decisions, aren't set in stone. But the last time he went to Cannes, it was with the Palme d'Or-winning “Tree of Life,” so if he makes ity back this time, it'll be with a reputation to protect.