The clip and two posters for “The Tree of Life” which stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Joanna Going, Dalip Singh, Fiona Shaw, Jessica Chastain, Lisa Marie Newmyer,and Crystal Mantecon. have appeared online.
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.
So, Brad Pitt takes the role of the father, while Jessica Chastain is Jack’s mother. The adult version of Jack is portrayed by Sean Penn.
The Tree of Life opens in limited release on May 27.
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