Cannes Award-winning film ‘The Tree Of Life’ screens at Nenagh Arts Centre


Rarely has a film come along like ‘The Tree Of  Life’ which screens on the 15th March at Nenagh Arts Centre.


Brad Pitt in ‘The Tree Of Life’ – Nenagh Arts Centre, Thursday March 15th

The scale of the ambition of director Terence Malick’s film has been compared to Kubirck’s ‘2001-A Space Oddysey’. ‘A Tree Of Life ‘starts off simply enough in 1950’s America investigating the family life of a young boy – Jack. The film follows his life journey through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.


With an impressionistic styling, the film aims to encompass broad themes. Malick has previously received praise for the stylized ‘Badlands’ and ‘Days Of Heaven’ in the 1970’s before an extended hiatus from the movie world. He reappeared in 1998 with war film ‘The Thin Red Line’. ‘The Tree Of Life’ was a long cherished project with the director working on the films script off and on for almost thirty years.


Peter Travers of Rolling Stone Magazine said “Shot with a poet’s eye, Malick’s film is a groundbreaker, a personal vision that dares to reach for the stars. A.O. Scott of theNew York Times gave the film much praise and stated, “The sheer beauty of this film is almost overwhelming, but as with other works of religiously minded art, its aesthetic glories are tethered to a humble and exalted purpose.”




‘The Tree Of Life’ screens at Nenagh Arts Centre at 8 p.m. on Thursday 15th March.Tickets are €7 through the Arts Centre in Banba Square on 067 34400 or can be booked online at





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