Song to Song
Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender and Rooney Mara star in this romantic drama.
Director: Terrence Malick
Cast includes: Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Holly Hunter and Val Kilmer
126 Mins / 2016 / USA
A Malick film is always a visual treat with his unique style and use of imagery. With Song to Song, the languid sense of wonder is still there, but with added romance and humour to this modern love story, set against the backdrop of the music scene in Austin, Texas.
The film follows Faye, a young singer-songwriter from Austin who begins sleeping with powerful producer Cook in the hope it will benefit her music career. While attending one of Cook's high-profile parties, she meets rising star BV and the pair quickly fall for each other.
Although her relationship with BV begins to get serious Faye is unwilling to end things with Cook, fearing that her career prospects would suffer if she did. Meanwhile, Cook starts an affair with alluring waitress Rhonda (Natalie Portman) who is drawn to her new lover's flash celebrity lifestyle.