“Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey”, the first documentary by renowned director Terrence Malick, narrated by Cate Blanchett, can be seen at the Czech Centre in Bucharest on May 21, at 8 p.m. within the Documentary Mondays series.
Tackling both our world’s past and also the search for the humanity’s place in the future, the documentary is mixing various innovating special effects with terrifying archive images from all over the world, in search for what should remain, what should survive to the changing time.
The action is following planet Earth’s scientific chronology, from the birth of the stars up to the appearance of life and, in the end, to the start of the mankind and the changes it produce over the planet.
Malick invites viewers to witness the past, present and the future in an intimate way. Working with a team of scientific consultants and visual artists led by Dan Glass (The Tree of Life, Batman Begins, The Matrix Reloaded), the documentary illustrates a serious of unseen natural phenomena-celestial and terrestrial, macroscopic and microscopic-in a variety of ways.
Probably the most ambitious film signed by Malick, “Voyage of Time” can be considered an experimental movie. „One of the greatest of my dreams,” the director confessed about the documentary on which he has worked for more than 40 years.
The film has been launched in two versions, the 90-minute one for the large audience, narrated by Cate Blanchett, and another one, lasting 40 minutes, narrated by Brad Pitt, for IMAX.
The documentary starts from the prologue of „The Three of Life”, which brought Terrence Malick the Palme D’Or trophy in 2011.
Free access and free of charge Budweiser Budvar beer, on the house, at the Czech Centre.
The Romania Journal supports the event as media partner.