Terrence Malick’s fantastic looking “The Tree of Life”, the trailer (below) for which I still can’t get enough of, has released a second poster. If you haven’t indulged in the trailer for “Life”, I recommend giving it a try. It may not be for everyone, but you gotta admit, the guy’s got a way with words and visuals.
From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950′s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.
Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Fiona Shaw, Jessica Chastain, Joanna Going, Kari Matchett, and directed by Terrence Malick.
Sprouting May 27, 2011.
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