The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

Director Terrence Malick

Production year 2011

Length 138min.

Country USA


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


Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick



Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Grant Hill


Terrence Malick

Director of Photography

Emmanuel Lubezki

Production designer

Jack Fisk

Music by

Alexandre Desplat


Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa


Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken

Production company(ies)

River Road Entertainment

Terrence Malick

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)

FILMS 2011