Derek Cianfrance’s ‘The Light Between Oceans’ might be the most heartbreaking movie of the year. Cianfrance’s (‘Blue Valentine,’ ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’) latest looks at the many sides of grief and guilt, and how one’s joy may come at the expense of another’s pain.
The new Tomb Raider might be making her way into Hollywood blockbusters, especially with the upcoming Jason Bourne, but Alicia Vikander is still intent on using her acting skills to make you weep. If you thought she was done sweeping up awards last year, the woman-who-never-stops-making-movies has another likely awards season contender this fall in ‘The Light Between Oceans,’ and you may want to get some tissues for it.
The Light Between Oceans definitely looks like a Derek Cianfrance film: beautiful actors experiencing not-so-beautiful things in an emotionally devastating, intimate drama. The first trailer for the director’s follow-up to the divisive Place Beyond the Pines is here, featuring current Oscar hopefuls Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender in what could be an early contender for next year’s awards. If nothing else, this movie looks like it’s going to shatter your heart into a tiny thousand pieces.
A professional motorcycle rider turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son, but he crosses paths with a rookie police officer and their violent confrontation spirals into a tense generational feud.
'The Place Beyond the Pines' has quickly become one of our most anticipated films of 2013. Picked up by Focus Features at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend, it looks like we'll be seeing a theatrical release relatively soon. Until then, we've got the first footage from the film. Spoiler: Ryan Gosling eats some fruit.