TREE OF LIFE confirmed for Cannes

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
March 23rd, 2011

The Tree of Life runtime revealed

Finally, the speculation can end.

Deadline has revealed that, to absolutely no one’s surprise, Terrence Malick’s long-awaited return to the big screen, THE TREE OF LIFE, will indeed screen during this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Just a matter of time really, the film has been rumored to be hitting the Croisette during the 2011 festival for month’s now, along with new films from the likes of Pedro Almodovar and Lars Von Trier.

Now, while the only other confirmed film is Woody Allen’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (this year’s opening night film), the festival has already become one of the most eagerly anticipated of recent memory, particularly with the possible entries. TREE OF LIFE is arguably the biggest fish in the pond, but with names like Lynne Ramsay and Paolo Sorrentino having projects waiting in the wings, this could very well be one hell of a year for the Cannes Film Festival.

That all said, while this isn’t a shocking announcement, it is a nice one to finally have confirmed. TREE OF LIFE has been waiting to get released for seemingly centuries now, so knowing that we are ever closer to the film finally hitting theaters is a really nice feeling.

What do you think?

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