The tree of life was both written and directed by Terrence Malick, staring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. This film follows one man’s thoughts as he is now a grown man looking back on his life, his relationships with his brothers and parents and his view of the world from a young age.
This film is utterly bizarre and took me by surprise. Admittedly I did watch this film quite a while ago, however it has taken me a while to think about it and consider one simple thing. Did I actually enjoy this film ? the answer to that is I simply do not know. By far this is the weirdest film I have ever seen, though it baffles the mind it enriches the eye and the brain as an extensive art piece. I neither dislike or like this piece of cinema.
It’s profound and yet in some places hard to watch and in others a pleasure to be seen, I watched this film because in interviews with great directors such as Chris Nolan and others, they talk about Malick’s style. That you go be less than 1 minute into a film and know that Malick has made it. I now understand this, this film is majestic, beautiful and graceful and yet it’s unlike anything I have ever seen. Continue reading