The Tree of Life, which premiered at Cannes last night and will have a limited US release starting on May 27th, is only Terrence Malick’s fifth feature film. But it’s one the reclusive director been working on for over thirty years.
Read New York Magazine’s fascinating article about how Malick’s long, unusual career has been leading up to this film. From the article: “‘He’s been moving toward this his whole career,’ says Billy Weber, who worked as an editor on Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, and The Tree of Life. ‘I think he really decided to go for something radical this time. This is his most experimental film.'”