World Cinema Wednesday

Less of a film in the traditional sense. But wait, what does “the traditional sense” even mean anymore? I for one am not a supporter of such structural inhibitors, and as such applaud any forays into new styles, and more poetic, emotional forms of story telling .The Tree of Life is something to be admired and respected, even if it’s a bit too whimsical for everyone’s taste. It really is like a drawn out poem, and made by the most interesting, reclusive director that Hollywood has ever produced. There is one shot in particular that made me buss a finger shot in my apartment.

“The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. 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.”


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