May 8, 2011
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The hottest ticket is Malick’s long-gestating The Tree of Life. The drama, starring Pitt and Penn, was originally set to bow last year in Cannes before perfectionist Malick withdrew it to tinker further. The delay has only heightened the film’s enigmatic allure, and expectations are high.

“It was very important for Cannes to have this movie because we have been talking about it for a year now,” says Xavier Leherpeur, a film critic for French movie magazine Studio CineLive. “I want it to be great.”
Malick has been to Cannes only once before — in 1979, when he won the director prize for Days of Heaven. But even sight unseen, Tree of Life, which screens May 16, is the odds-on favorite to win the Palme d’Or.

That said, Malick has some stiff competition.

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April 28, 2011
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While some in The Playlist team are flagging under the onslaught of marketing for “The Tree Of Life,” this is a film we’ve been following literally for years and while we just want the next couple of weeks to pass by quickly so we can finally see the film, we’ll continue to take what we can get from it for now.

A new international poster for the film has landed and half of it is taken up with an image from the film we haven’t seen yet of Brad Pitt playing with his two sons in what must be happier times after the dinosaurs and before the Sean Penn adult moroseness sets in. But that’s not all out there for those looking forward to Terrence Malick‘s film. The soundtrack to the film by Alexandre Desplat has begun streaming over at Amazon. But listening to the music before seeing the movie is a bit odd, at least in this instance, so we’ll wait a bit before weighing in.

“The Tree Of Life” hits Cannes next month and opens on May 27th. Full poster below.

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April 23, 2011
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Great article with spoilers, talking about the dinosaurs in the movie right here. Can’t really quote much without spoiling it or yea. Just read it. Watch it.

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April 14, 2011
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The official selection for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival has been announced, and it looks like a strong line-up for the world’s most famous film festival.

Stand out names include the opener, Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin,Gus Van Sant’s Restless, and Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life.

Read more/discuss. Thanks Sandra.

Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life will join a host of international titles when the 64th annual Festival de Cannes goes back to its roots with films from fest vets including The Dardenne brothers, Pedro Almodovar, Lars Von Trier and Nanni Moretti plus high-profile out-of-competition titles promising red carpets burning with A-list Hollywood talent.

After more than a year of waiting, fest artistic director Thierry Fremaux finally got to plant Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life at the famous festival. The film’s director and stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn are expected to make Croisette cameos, with Penn set for red carpet double duty in Paolo Sorrentino’s English-language Italian title This Must Be the Place.

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April 14, 2011
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Terrence Malick’s long-awaited family drama “The Tree of Life” will have its local debut Wednesday, June 1 at Walker Art Center. The film is set to have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Producer Bill Pohlad will introduce the film’s Walker screening, according to the museum’s film and video curator, Sheryl Mousley.

“We’re very excited to be presenting the premiere of this much-anticipated film,” Mousley said.

Read more/discuss. Thanks Sandra.