Posts Tagged ‘The Tree of Life’

The Tree of Life is a 2011 American art film written and directed by Terrence Malick. The film is extended reflection on life, death, the nature of existence, suffering, love, loss, memory, family, parenting styles, gender roles, trauma, notions of God, piety, the tension between nature-based faith and traditions of redemption, the will to power, and how little lives are set against billions of years and infinite space.

At the least it is an extended reflection on Job 38, which is cited at the beginning of the film.

The cinematography is unparalleled. The character development is stunning.

Though you have to want this film to stay with it, the all-star cast helps.

Go ahead. Stream it.