Screening – The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

Directed by Terrence Malick
With Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Sean Penn.
02h18mins.  Year of production – 2011

The Tree of Life is a 2011 American drama with experimental elements written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Sean Penn, Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain. Malick’s film chronicles the origins and meaning of life by way of a middle-aged man’s childhood memories of his family living in 1950s Texas, interspersed with imagery of the origins of the universe and the inception of life on Earth.  Prehistoric and cosmic visions aside, Terrence Malick’s film is an unashamedly epic reflection on love and loss.

This film is not for everyone. CV saw this film over the summer and felt cheated out of a cinematic opportunity. Check it out and make up your mind but be warned the seats are hard and the film is long.  Wednesday 28th September. Mediatech of the French Institute at 7 o’clock.

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