The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life
  • 2011
  • US
  • 2h 19min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Terrence Malick
  • Written by: Terrence Malick
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain

The lives of a 1950s family are contrasted with a history of life on earth (including CGI dinosaurs). Soaring music, gliding camerawork, the frequent absence of dialogue and a constant sense of yearning gives The Tree Of Life the feeling of a heartfelt sermon urging a re-engagement with spirituality.

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The Tree of Life

17 Jun 20114 stars

Terrence Malick's sprawling epic a sermon urging re-engagement with spirituality

(12A) 138min Terrence Malick often seems to be the last apostle of rugged individualism still at work in the American film industry. He painstakingly crafts films that are symphonic in structure with the character of poetic, intensely personal…

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