The Tree of Life

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Original title The Tree of Life
Category Drama, Fantasy
UK Release Date
Production year 2011
Production Country
Directors Terrence Malick
Cast Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt, Kari Matchett, Sean Penn, Kimberly Whalen, Tye Sheridan, Joanna Going, Jackson Hurst, Fiona Shaw, Crystal Mantecon, Hunter McCracken, Finnegan Williams, Michael Koeth, Laramie Eppler, Michael Showers
Distributor 20th Century Fox


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.