Sunday, March 13, 2011

Movies 2011: The Tree of Life

One of the most-anticipated films of 2011 is the The Tree of Life, written and directed by Terrence Malick. It stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain and will feature the beautiful imagery for which Terrence Malick is renowned. He reportedly worked with NASA for this movie. Scroll down to see the trailer and the official poster. I have to say it's one of the best movie trailers I've seen in a long time; it's intriguing and it keeps me interested without giving away any major details of the plot. However, if you're wondering what the movie is about, here's the synopsis:

"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."

US release date is May 27th, 2011. The movie will open in the UK on May, 4th.

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