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THE BETTER ANGELS

THE BETTER ANGELS
by A. J Edwards
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Duration: 94'


The future President of the United States Abraham Lincoln was still a child when his beloved mother died. So he was raised by his father Tom, a stern and uncompromising man. When Tom leaves in search of a new wife, young Abraham has to look after his sister Sally and his cousin Dennis, protecting them from the cold winter, from wild animals, and from starvation. When Tom returns with Sarah, he immediately rejects her. But after a difficult start, Abraham and Sarah get to know each other and develop an unbreakable bond. 

Biography

film director

A.J. Edwards

A.J. Edwards (Walnut Creek, CA, USA) grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He has been working with Terrence Malick as second unit director and co-editor since 2004, making The New World (2005), The Tree of Life (2011), To the Wonder (2012), and Knight of Cups, which is currently in post-production and expected to be released in 2015. The Better Angels marks his debut in the director’s seat.

FILMOGRAFIA

The Better Angels (2014).

Declaration

film director

“This is a film that portrays profound and personal loss, intense suffering, and the realization that faith and endurance can transform one’s suffering into good for all. The importance of family, education, belief and tolerance are at its heart. I hope this film and its universal message reach an audience of young and old alike. I hope the film acts as a mirror to audiences everywhere, showing who we are, where we came from, and what we can all be.”

Cast

& Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
A.J. Edwards
fotografia/cinematography
Matthew J. Lloyd
montaggio/film editing
Alexander Richard Milan
scenografia/production design
Caroline Hanania
costumi/costume design
Lisa Tomczeszyn
musica/music
Hanan Townsend
suono/sound
Daniel Bricker
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Diane Kruger (Sarah Lincoln), Braydon Denney (Abe), Jason Clarke (Tom Lincoln), Brit Marling (Nancy Lincoln), Wes Bentley (Mr Crawford), Cameron Williams (Dennis), McKenzie Blankenship (Sally)
produttori/producers
Terence Malick, Nicolas Gonda, Charley Beil, Jake Devito
produzione/production
Cinetic Media
coproduttore/coproducer
Elizabeth Lodge
contatti/contacts
Electric Entertainment
Jamie Schneider
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