New Terrence Malick Film 'Knight Of Cups' Set For Berlin Festival Premiere

The Terrence Malick film Knight of Cups was announced back in 2011, just months after the premiere of The Tree of Life, which at the time was his first film in six years. It has taken a few years for the film to arrive; he released To the Wonder in the meantime, and has also been working on a movie originally called Lawless, and which is currently untitled. Now the Knight of Cups premiere is now set to take place at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2015. Also premiering at the festival will be Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella.

All we know about Knight of Cups is the cast, which features Christian BaleNatalie PortmanCate BlanchettIsabel LucasTeresa Palmer, and Frieda Pinto among others. (It isn't the film for which Malick was shooting at Austin music festivals in 2012; that's the movie formerly called Lawless.) And even with the three-year wait since its announcement, the arrival of this movie in 2015 still represents a smaller interval than usually exists between Malick movies. 

Here's the announced lineup for the 65th annual Berlin Film Festival, which begins on February 15. [Variety]

45 Years

United Kingdom

By Andrew Haigh

With Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay

World premiere

Als Wir Träumten (As We Were Dreaming)


By Andreas Dresen

With Merlin Rose, Julius Nitschkoff, Joel Basman, Marcel Heuperman, Frederic Haselon, Ruby O. Fee

World premiere



By Kenneth Branagh

With Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi und Helena Bonham Carter

International premiere – Out of competition

Eisenstein In Guanajuato

The Netherlands / Mexico / Belgium / Finland

By Peter Greenaway

With Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti

World premiere

Ixcanul (Ixcanul Volcano)

Guatemala / France

By Jayro Bustamante

With María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo, Marvin Coroy

World premiere – Debut feature

Knight Of Cups


By Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line)

With Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman

World premiere

Pod electricheskimi oblakami (Under Electric Clouds)

Russian Federation / Ukraine / Poland

By Alexey German (Paper Soldier)

With Lui Frank, Merab Ninidze, Viktoriya Korotkova, Chulpan Khamatova, Anastasiya Melnikova, Piotr Gasowski

World premiere