To The Wonder

Directed by Terrence Malick, 2013, 113 minutes, rated R
O Cinema. From May 9 through 12, 2013.

The anticipated new feature from renowned filmmaker Terrence Malick, To The Wonder boldly and lyrically explores the complexities of love in all its forms.

Neil (Ben Affleck) is an American traveling in Europe who meets and falls in love with Marina (Olga Kurylenko), a Ukrainian divorcee who is raising her 10-year-old daughter Tatiana in Paris. The lovers travel to Mont St. Michel, the island abbey off the coast of Normandy, basking in the wonder of their newfound romance. Neil makes a commitment to Marina, inviting her to relocate to his native Oklahoma with Tatiana. He takes a job as an environmental inspector and Marina settles into her new life in America with passion and vigor. After a holding pattern, their relationship cools.

Marina finds solace in the company of another exile, the Catholic priest Father Quintana (Javier Bardem), who is undergoing a crisis of faith. Work pressures and increasing doubt pull Neil further apart from Marina, who returns to France with Tatiana when her visa expires. Neil reconnects with Jane (Rachel McAdams), an old flame. They fall in love until Neil learns that Marina has fallen on hard times. Gripped by a sense of responsibility – and his own crisis of faith – he rekindles with Marina after another trip to France. She returns with him to Oklahoma, resuming her American life. But the old sorrows eventually return.

Written and directed by Terrence Malick, To The Wonder is a romantic drama about men and women grappling with love and its many phases and seasons – passion, sympathy, obligation, sorrow and indecision – and the way these forces merge together and drift apart, transforming, destroying and reinventing the lives they touch. Working once again with the cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and a team of gifted collaborators, Terrence Malick has concocted a deeply moving visual language intermingling love, nature and spirit – “all things work together for the good,” as one character in To The Wonder proclaims – that ranks among his most personal and heartfelt works.

General Admission is $10.50, students and seniors $9.00, members $7.50. General admission tickets available online and at the door. Student and senior tickets only available at the door.

May 9th @ 5pm, 7pm & 9pm
May 10th @ 5pm, 7pm & 9pm
May 11th @ 1pm & 3pm
May 12th @ 5pm, 7pm & 9pm

O Cinema Miami Shores
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL

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