David Fincher and Christopher Nolan Talk Terrence Malick’s THE TREE OF LIFE in New Featurette

     June 15, 2011

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A fantastic new featurette for Terrence Malick’s much ballyhooed (yes, I used the word “ballyhooed”) The Tree of Life has been released, and it features two directors you might be familiar with: David Fincher and Christopher Nolan. The piece consists of Fincher and Nolan discussing Tree of Life, Malick’s style and how the director has influenced their own work. It’s a must-watch for any cinephile. Hit the jump to check it out. The Tree of Life stars Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn and is currently in limited release.

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Here’s the 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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