The Tree Of Life

Terrence Malick’s hyperambitious epic about the relationship between man, nature and our creator. Winner of the Golden Palm in Cannes.

Time & Tickets

THE TREE OF LIFE is first of all about the life story of Jack, the oldest son of a family in the American Midwest in the 1950s. His mother teaches him love and grace, his authoritarian father the idea of the survival of the fittest. Jack is caught between the two of them. The problematic relationship with his father leaves its mark; once an adult, Jack questions his faith and seeks for answers beyond his father’s lessons. This family chronicle is fit into a larger story about the creation of the earth.
Graduated philosopher Malick is a perfectionist, whose early films (BADLANDS, DAYS OF HEAVEN) are considered modern classics. Like his other films, THE TREE OF LIFE is characterized by the overwhelming pictorial splendor of (natural) images, the extensive use of voice-over and the extensive use of classical music (Mahler, Gorecki, Bach, Brahms). In any case, Malick’s mission is clear: to provide you with the most spiritual movie experience of your life.

Terrence Malick, USA, 2011, 138 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Sean Penn, Hunter McCracken.