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Reverence Of Life & Death is a 2015 American Science Fiction Experimental Slasher Horror Thriller film written and directed by Terrence Malik starring George Clooney, Kate Winslet, Morgan Freeman, Madeline Carroll, Hailee Steinfeld, Charlie Rowe, Dove Cameron, Gig Morton, Sean Michael Cunnigham and Timmy McCartney.

The film is slated to be awarded with the Saturn for Best Horror/Thriller film: 2015 and is heavily inspired by The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes.

The film deals with the concept of life after death, purgatory and paradise, the concept of hell and centres heavily on a complicated, intricate time travelling plot.

The film is to be distributed by Icon Entertainment which had previously collaborated on Malik's Oscar nominated 2011 experimental film The Tree Of Life a 50's set drama of nature vs nurture in a family upbringing beset by tragedy which shares its' experimental themes with.

The film is slated for pre-screening at the Cairns Film Festival on January 12th, 2015 and a small theatrical release on January 22nd, 2015. 

Plot

Eight teenagers dead, one killed by of their own who then turned to suicide after the monstrous rampage of bloodshed he brought upon them.

Years later the grieving father of one of the parents who is barely scraping by, living in a warped hyper-reality constantly haunted by hallucinations of his dead daughter and whom possesses a loving, weighed down girlfriend comes across a peculiar man in the cemetary containing his daughter's body who offers him the chance to bring her back to life, to reverse the terrible thing that was done.

Taking up the stranger's offer the father by means of being rendered into a near death state is able to subconsciously go back in time and then leap into the limbo they are stuck in.

As they die one by one a horribly disfigured monstrous figure he fights to save whom he can including his daughter and comes into the personal hell of the disturbed teenage friend who took his daughter and their other friends' lives.

Cast

  • George Clooney as Damian Baxter
  • Kate Winslet as Jane Ayres
  • Morgan Freeman as The Stranger/ Mort Goldman
  • Madeline Carroll as Heather Booth
  • Hailee Steinfeld as Laura Baxter
  • Charlie Rowe as Josh Blake
  • Dove Cameron as Leona Rogers
  • Yannick Joseph Boulanger as Daniel Hasal
  • Gig Morton as Liam Kealy
  • Sean Michael Cunnigham as Michael Hardringe
  • Timmy McCartney as Nathan Bast
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