Days of Heaven

Days of Heaven ★★★★½

"Days of Heaven" is indeed a cinematic and storytelling wonder. In all of his films, Malick captures the struggles and questions of a desired place under the sun for the main characters, when feeling anxiety and thinking about their future, their destinies, in seeking fulfillment under an often indifferent and hostile universe.

Exploring these themes of deep humanism and alienation, the profoundly poetic american director seems of having a lot of similarities in style and writing with another great humanistic writer, John Steinbeck. In both of their worlds exists a sense of companionship, joy and friendship but at the same time, more lively and pregnant, there's a somewhat neverending feeling of dread, conflicted emotions and relationships, the eternal quest of "man's search for meaning".

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