1.21.2012

the tree of life.






has anyone seen the tree of life?  it won top prize at the cannes film festival in 2011, and i just got around to watching it last night.  it is extremely unconventional in the sense that there is almost no dialogue, only the inner (and mostly whispered) narrative of a boy coming of age in the 50's. the music (which is amazing) and the visuals tell the complex story.  woven throughout is epic imagery of the beginning and end of time, which i could have done without.  but overall, i enjoyed it and got something out of it: everyone has to make a choice in life of whether they will obey nature or grace.  it was a beautiful film, and just so very different!  

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