Winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, 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 in a small Texas town to the wildest, infinite edges of space and time, from a boy’s loss of innocence to a man’s transforming encounters with awe, wonder and transcendence.
An 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 a modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Terrence Malick’s signature imagery we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only out lives as individuals and families, but all life.
Only at the Movies June 30
We had 5 double in-season passes to give away to The Tree Of Life, which opened in cinemas around the country on 30 June 2011 from Icon Films. To be in the running, all you had to do was name the director of The Tree Of Life. The answer was, of course, Terrence Malick.
Our lucky winners, drawn out of our virtual cap, are:
- Megan Arnold
- Lana Smith
- Dan Barrett
- Alice Mitchell
- Maryana Cole
Congratulations! Keep an eye on your mail boxes, as your passes are on the way.
Thanks again to Icon Films for providing these passes, and be and be sure to keep watching The Reel Bits and DVD Bits for more exciting giveaways.