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lefthanded guitar BS: Movie: Tree Of Life (8) BS: Tree Of Life 05 Jul 11


I just saw one of the most beautiful and original movies I've ever witnessed - I admit I was first drawn by the title, which is also the title of a favorite song that is played in some folk circles (which has nothing to do with the movie, it's about lady weavers)

Tree of Life interweaves the story of the universe and the oft overlooked grandeure of little moments in life- the light shining red through a child's hands held to the sun; the sweep of summer trees round a suburuban street, the lyrics of the crickets at night- with the story of a family trying to connect with each other and with the spiritual universe.

This movie is not for everyone; it moves as slowly (and as eloguently) as a symphony and does not proceed in the normal 'linear narration' of most films. It may ask as many questions as it answers- but there is a resolution that sits well in one's heart. And it's just lovely. If any one else has seen it and enjoyed it, please lend a few comments.

I've never seen a movie like this, and the lushness of the photography of nature, is only one of the beautiful aspects of the film.


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