Tree of Life, The – dir. Terrence Malick, 2011

date: 05/08/2011, time: 21:00, place: The Small Market Square, film program: great cinema on the small market square, artistic program: films

USA | 2011 | colour | 138 min
reż|dir Terrence Malick pro|pro Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Dede Gardner, Grand Hill sce|sc Terrence Malick zdj|ph Emmanuel Lubezki muz|mus Alexandre Desplat mon|ed Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa ob|cast Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler dys|dis Monolith Films

Terrence Malick’s fifth film, “The Tree of Life”, is a hymn to life, excavating answers to the most haunting and personal human questions. through a kaleidoscope of the intimate and the cosmic, from the raw emotions of a family to the infinite edges of space and time, from a boy’s loss of innocence to a man’s transforming encounters with awe, wonder and transcendence. Story settled partly in the 1950′s, and partly contemporary, follows the life journey of the eldest son Jack, showing pictures of his childhood and a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). As an adult 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. The director has always created thought-provoking, intensely visual and viscerally emotional films, nevertheless new film may be simultaneously his most intimate and epic work yet – a quest in search of what is true, what is lasting, what is infinite.

DIRECTOR | Terrence Malick (1943)
Born in Illinois. Grew up in Texas and Oklahoma. He graduated from Harvard University in 1966, attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, worked for “Life” and “The New Yorker”, and taught philosophy at MIT before going to the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He is the director of Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line.