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Terrence Malick’s ‘Voyage of Time’ Is a Distinct Artist’s Look at the Creation of the Universe

"It is easily the most different and distinctive telling of the story of life’s story that exists."

Terrence Malick’s upcoming Voyage of Time is a documentary (actually two documentaries, as there is a feature-length version and a separate 40-minute IMAX version) about the cosmos as only Malick could make it. While the film goes over some of the facts and figures about the creation of the universe that scientists know, it is also a philosophical work that waxes poetic on the whys of existence.

“I once joked with Terry that if I were to make this film myself, it would not even resemble his. It would probably look something like what you’d see on a PBS Nova episode—covering the typical bases of what we know, how we know it and when it happened—but that’s not Terry’s mission,” says lead scientific adviser Dr.Andrew Knoll—a Harvard University professor, a NASA consultant and author—to The Film Stage. “His film asks something else entirely: how do we, as the products of this long evolutionary process, think about that process? And he explores that question through the most wonderfully evocative images I’ve ever seen, and probably ever will see. It is easily the most different and distinctive telling of the story of life’s story that exists.”

Read the full story from The Film Stage here. The film will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, followed by the Tribeca International Film Festival, before hitting IMAX screens on October 7.

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