Terrence Malick. Writes all the films he directs. His best to date: Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life.
Days of Heaven (1978, dir. Terrence Malick) “At Malick’s insistence certain parts of the film were made at what he calls the ‘magic hour’, that is, the time between sunset and nightfall. From the point of view of luminosity, this period lasts about twenty minutes, so that calling it a ‘magic hour’ is an optimistic euphemism. The light really was very beautiful, but we had little time to film scenes of long duration.
Probably one of my favorite films of the year! Jeff Nichols wrote and directed this and has been compared to Terrence Malick (Tree of Life, Thin Red Line, etc), whom is among one of my favorite directors as well. This is a must see that tells an eerie story about mentors with real care and style.