A Bunch of New Images from THE TREE OF LIFE

     May 11, 2011

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Fox Searchlight has released a bunch of new images from Terrence Malick’s highly-anticipated The Tree of Life.  After years of waiting, audiences will finally get a look at the film when it premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.  However, for all of the Americans who are angry that they’re not attending Cannes (myself included), we won’t have to wait long.  The film is set to open in the U.S. on May 31st.

I’d like to tell you what the film is about, but even after reading the synopsis, I have no idea.  Something to do with faith and family and existence.  The film stars Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, and Sean Penn.  Hit the jump to check out the images along with the inscrutable synopsis.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Tree of Life:

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.

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