TERRENCE MALICK COLLECTION PART 4. Unlike a novel the stories in this movie do not unfold, revelation following revelation, culminating in a definable message or theme. There is no moral, no hero, no emotional epiphanies. What it presents is an extraordinarily haunting vision of childhood, how the things we love the most are as fragile as morning dew yet immensely powerful. The things that connect us, separate us and bewilder us – again and again and again throughout our lives. The saddest, most insightful, most poignant portrayal of a family I have ever seen. Genius. How can this film achieve commercial success? How did a film so ambitious get made when everything that makes money today is everything this film isn’t? Bravo to the producers, bravo to the early critics who are stepping up and speaking out for this deeply moving masterpiece. Zadkine-IMDb
The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence.