Terrence Malick’s gorgeous 2011 film “Tree of Life” delivered a poignant examination of childhood and adolescence in 1950s America and the familial weight children carry into their adult lives. The film served as a meditation on grace and salvation with ambitious attempts to interweave transcendental ideas of nature and man. It was breathtaking and challenging.
Two years after that film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and received three Oscar nominations, Malick returns with “To the Wonder,” another dense, lyrical work of art that will also likely confound many viewers.
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