As something of a palette cleanser to wash away the taste in your mouth from last night’s Academy Awards ceremony, whatever that taste may be for you, here is a behind the scenes featurette for Terrence Malick’s soon-to-be-released film, To The Wonder.

The production-diary style of these videos provides an unusually candid look at a Malick movie set’s unique production process in addition to – as the actors, producers, and other crew members love to point out – the distinct performance and filmmaking techniques that are explored there. The film’s star, Ben Affleck, is one of the subjects that takes the opportunity to philosophize the ambiguous entity that is Malick, as well as Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko, editor Keith Fraase, and more.