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. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.
Palme d’Or | Cannes IFF, France, 2011
CAST & CREW
Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Grant Hill
Director of Photography
Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa
Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken
River Road Entertainment
Born 1943, Ottawa, Illinois, USA. He grew up in Texas and Oklahoma. He graduated from Harvard University in 1966, attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, worked for Life and The New Yorker, and taught philosophy at MIT before going to the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
Badlands (1973), Days of Heaven (1978), The Thin Red Line (1998), The New World (2005), The Tree of Life (2011)