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Knight of Cups. Trailer. Terrence Malick. Christian Bale. Cate Blanchett. Natalie Portman.

Rick is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer. In Terrence Malick’s seventh film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. Once again a voiceover is laid over images which also seek their own authenticity. And once again Malick seems to put the world out of joint. His symphonic flow of images contrasts cold, functional architecture with the ageless beauty of nature. Rick’s internal monologue coalesces with the voices of the women who cross his path, women who represent different principles in life: while one lives in the real world, the other embodies beauty and sensuality. Which path will Rick choose? In the city of angels and the desert that surrounds it, will he find his own way?

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Trailer. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. RJ Cyler.

ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg [Thomas Mann], a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl [RJ Cyler], with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a “co-worker” than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom [Connie Britton] insists he spend time with Rachel [Olivia Cooke] – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Trailer. Olivia Cooke. RJ Cyler.

ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg [Thomas Mann], a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl [RJ Cyler], with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a “co-worker” than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom [Connie Britton] insists he spend time with Rachel [Olivia Cooke] – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.