Little White Lies launched in 2005 with the sole aim of creating a magazine that captures the excitement of talking about movies with good friends by bringing together impassioned, intelligent writing with striking illustration. The magazine has since become renowned for its independent ethos and iconic covers.
On the cover
A Hidden Life is the story of an Austrian conscientious objector in the era of Hitler’s rise to power, but this theme of personal and political sacrifice is set against a simple and pure love story. London-based illustrator Niall Grant has created a double cover in a folk-gothic style that features Franz and Fani Jägerstätter (played by August Diehl and Valerie Pachner respectively) which connect at the centre to emphasise a human bond that can never be broken.
In this issue…
- No Regrets. August Diehl and Valerie Pachner reveal to Hannah Woodhead what it was like to make art on a movie set with Terrence Malick.
- Young God. Malick is known for the high seriousness and cosmic expansiveness of his work, but that wasn’t always the case argues Nick Pinkerton.
- The Ten Commandments. A ten-essay symposium on the feature films of Terrence Malick. Each essay taps into a unique aspect of the individual films, which range from deep the trenchantly critical to the deeply personal. Contributors include Anna Swanson, Claire Marie Healy, Martyn Conterio, Adam Nayman, Dilara Elbir, Lillian Crawford, James Slaymaker, David Jenkins, Hannah Woodhead and Adam Woodward.
- Threads. In her regular column on clothes and film, Christina Newland traces the rich iconographic history of the priest’s habit.
- The best films of the decade. A round up of our broad survey of the great films of the 2010s. How many have you seen?
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