KNIGHT OF CUPS is a story of a man, temptations, celebrity, and excess from director Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life, The Thin Red Line). It stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and the voice of Ben Kingsle. The film will have its World Premiere in the Competition Programme at the 65th Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale 2015).
Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. Rick’s (Bale) father used to read this story to him as a boy. The road to the East stretches out before him. Will he set forth?