Terrence Malick To Direct Perfume Commercial Starring Angelina Jolie
You’re not an auteur these days unless you make some kind of perfume/fashion commercial (see Nicolas Winding Refn, David Lynch, Wong Kar-Wai, Harmony Korine, etc). And while snarkier cinephiles might argue that Terrence Malick has already made at least or two full length perfume commercials with “To The Wonder” and “Knight Of Cups,” the filmmaker is actually stepping into the world of commercials. You can say this much about Malick: his late career revival continues to take surprising turns.
Le Figaro reveals that Malick will get behind the camera to helm an ad for Guerlain, starring Angelina Jolie. In a nice twist, however, the revenues generated from the campaign will be donated to charity. As for the ad, while Malick die-hards will dream of some bold reinvention of the commercial form, inevitably, all these perfume ads wind up looking pretty much the same no matter who is behind the camera. Perhaps Malick’s might have more twirling though.
But we’ll see soon enough as the first ads in the campaign are expected to roll out in March.
So, it’s not that surprising that Terrence Malick, the brilliant filmmaker behind Badlands, The Thin Red Line, and The Tree of Life, is now working on a smaller scale as well. FilmStage reports that Malick has directed a commercial for Guerlain perfumes starring Angelina Jolie, and that the commercial will be released sometime in March. Not much else is known about Jolie and Malick’s collaboration but just the fact that they will be meeting for the first time in this format makes the (presumably) short film something to get excited about.
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And if you wanted to get a better look at the slim gold ring band she likes to wear and the matching earrings, Madame Figaro obliges:
Among the ghosts of Cambodia’s killing fields: on the set of Angelina Jolie’s new film – podcast https://t.co/FNFzToNbgj via @audioBoom— Guardian Podcasts (@guardianaudio) January 27, 2017