New Poster for THE TREE OF LIFE Starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn; Opening in the UK on May 4th?

     March 28, 2011

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Fox Searchlight has released a new poster for Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life.  While this summer is filled with superheroes and other big franchise properties, I’m glad that Searchlight is boldly throwing in a Malick movie that will mostly likely confuse and divide audiences (but judging by the trailer, it will be a very pretty confusion and division).  This new poster isn’t an astounding design, but it does provide tiny images of the film’s gorgeous-looking cinematography.

Empire is also reporting that the film will open in the UK on May 4th.  That’s slightly confusing since the film is set to make its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, which doesn’t begin until May 11th.  We’ll see how that shakes out, but it’s currently set for release in the US on May 27th.  Hit the jump to check out the poster.

Poster via IMDb.

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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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