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Fox Searchlight unleashes 20 clips for THE TREE OF LIFE

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 7th, 2011

The Tree of Life runtime revealed

Talk about making good on a promise.

After telling the public that they were ready to give us quite a surprise, Fox Searchlight has given us just that, and for what will likely be the most anticipated film the studio unleashes this year.

Searchlight has launched a new, interactive site for the upcoming Terrence Malick film, THE TREE OF LIFE, and over at TwoWaysThroughLife, a user can not only get lost in a really wonderful interface, but also see an impressive 20 different clips from the hotly anticipated film.

Now, the twenty are broken down into two groups of ten, one for “the father’s way” and the second group for “the mother’s way,” and while the clips themselves are relatively short, they all do give a good glimpse as to what we should be expecting from the film. Featuring some fantastic effects work, the clips are short in length, but massive in quality.

The film is set to hit theaters on May 27, so while it’s taken years for this thing to find a release date, it’s getting ever so close. Here’s the synopsis:

"From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life is the 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 the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life."

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  • http://profiles.google.com/lisa.martinez.1 Lisa Martinez

    Thank you for sharing this. I wish I could see it Cannes. I don’t want to wait ’til May. Love the site.

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