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THE TREE OF LIFE
USA: Fox Searchlight
UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Fiona Shaw, Joanna Going, Dalip Singh, Kari Matchett, Kimberly Whalen, Jackson Hurst, Crystal Mantecon
Director: Terrence Malick
USA & UK: 138 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some thematic material
UK Certificate: 12A contains potentially dangerous behaviour
USA Release Date: 27 May 2011 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 8 July 2011
"There are two ways through life."
Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain, THE TREE OF LIFE is written and directed by Terrence Malick. This impressionistic story follows the life journey of a young boy.
TREE OF LIFE is a period piece and the story traces the evolution of an eleven-year-old boy in the Midwest. At first all seems wonderful to the child, however as he experiences his first glimpses of sickness, suffering and death the film darkens. The world, once a thing of glory, becomes a labyrinth as each parent contends for his allegiance.