Fox Searchlight has launched a comprehensive, interactive website for The Tree of Life at the domain www.twowaysthroughlife.com. Once you enter, you are greeted by hypnotic music and two options: “the father’s way” or “the mother’s way.” Each path offers ten different clips, none much longer than five seconds and mostly free of dialogue. I still can’t tell you much about the big picture of Terrence Malick’s film, but the site provides more of the ethereal imagery that I’ve been fawning over since the debut of the trailer.
Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain star in this “impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950s.” Click here to head down the rabbit hole. Read the official synopsis for The Tree of Life after the break.
The Tree of Life hits theaters on May 27.
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 1950s. 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.