Terrence Malick’s next film, The Tree Of Life, has been receiving a lot of buzz lately. A bootleg trailer leaked online a couple weeks ago but today, we get the first official trailer. A lot of people are very excited for the film and while the trailer doesn’t reveal a lot, it definitely looks interesting. It showcases some impressive cinematography and it’s cut together pretty nicely.
The official plot synopsis is as follows:
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.
This is easily going to be one of the must see films of 2011 so be sure to check it out when it hits theatres on May 27, 2011.