“The Tree of Life”! “The Tree of Life”! “The Tree of Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiife”!
That is all.
Well, okay. The trailer for Terrence Malick’s long, long-awaited new film — starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain — has finally officially hit the web. You can watch it below, but I’d recommend checking it out in HD to best soak in its gorgeousness. The film is slated to open a faraway May 27th, presumably after premiering at Cannes.
Fox Searchlight’s official synopsis, for those who found that a little enigmatic:
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.