The Tree of Life 2011

The Tree of Life is a 2011 American drama film featuring some surreal and sci-fi elements, written and directed by Terrence Malick, and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. The film premiered In Competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and won the Palme d’Or.

Plot: Tree of Life is a period film centered around three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son of two characters (Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain) witnesses the loss of innocence. We trace the evolution of Jack, an eleven-year-old boy in the Midwest, who is one of three brothers. At first, the world seems marvelous to the child. He sees everything as his mother does, with the eyes of his soul. She represents the way of love and mercy, while the father tries to teach his son the world’s way, of putting oneself first. Each parent tries to influence Jack, who must reconcile their claims with each other. The picture darkens as he has his first glimpses of sickness, suffering and death. The world, once a thing of glory, becomes a labyrinth.

* Brad Pitt as Mr. O’Brien
* Sean Penn as Jack
* Jessica Chastain as Mrs. O’Brien
* Kari Matchett as Jack’s Ex
* Joanna Going as Jack’s Wife

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