The Tree of Life


2h 18m 2011
The Tree of Life

Brief Synopsis

Jack, the wide-eyed, 11-year-old, eldest son of a 1950s-era family, loses his innocence after encountering sickness, suffering and death for the first time. He finds himself caught between his mother, who views the world with love and mercy, and his father, whose severity in teaching his son self-r

Film Details

Also Known As
L'arbre de la vie, Tree of Life, tree of life - l'arbre de vie, The, Árvore da Vida, A
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; Arri Group; Audio Head; Brace Cove Productions; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Chockstone Pictures; Citrullo International; Cmm Entertainment; Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard Llp; Deanna Nocero; Double Negative Visual Effects; Eastman Kodak; Efilm; Evil Eye Pictures; Footsteps Post Production, Inc.; Greg Jones; Knb Efx Group, Inc.; Kodak; Laser Pacific; Lowry Digital; Method Studios; National Center For Supercomputing Appliances, University Of Illinois; Oasis Imagery; One Of Us; Paskal Lighting; Pivotal Post; Plan B Entertainment; Post Logic Studios; Prime Focus Vfx; Prologue Films; River Road Entertainment; Studios Davout; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Union Bank; Wells Fargo Bank
Distribution Company
FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES/LES FILMS S+VILLE; 01 Distribuzione; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; 20th Century Fox Russia; Acme Film; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Belga Films; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Diamond Films; Empire; Europacorp; Fida Film; Film Europe; Filmcompagniet; Filmladen Gmbh; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Fs Film Oy; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Imagem Filmes; Independent Films (If); Independiente; Italia Films; Les Films Séville; Les Films Séville; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Nu-Metro; Odeon S.A.; Pioneer; SF Studios; Sam Film; Shaw Organization; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Tiglon A.S.; Tripictures; Tuck; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; West Video; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Austin, Texas, USA; Smithville, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 18m

Synopsis

Jack, the wide-eyed, 11-year-old, eldest son of a 1950s-era family, loses his innocence after encountering sickness, suffering and death for the first time. He finds himself caught between his mother, who views the world with love and mercy, and his father, whose severity in teaching his son self-reliance leaves a lasting impression on Jack. Approximately 40 years later, an adult Jack is a lost soul in the modern world, still struggling to reconcile the complicated relationship with his father, and still grappling for answers to life's eternal questions.

Crew

Erik Aadahl

Supervising Sound Editor

David Ackerman

Chef

Michael Adkisson

2-D Artist

Briana Aeby

Visual Effects Coordinator

Brad Allen

Grip

Jeff M Andrus

Best Boy Grip

Martha Argerich

Song Performer

Nigel Ashcroft

Historic Theatre Consultant

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Song Performer

Peter Atherton

Location Scout

Paul Atkins

Photography

Johann Sebastian Bach

Song

Leora Backer

Assistant Director

Chet Badalato

Assistant

Negin Bairami

Digital Artist

Michael Baird

Song

Michael Baird

Song Performer

Kamilla Bak

Digital Artist

Judy Barr

Digital Artist

Lyndon J Barrois

Animation Supervisor

Bobby Bastarache

Assistant Director

Andy Bean

Digital Artist

Jean-pascal Beintus

Music

Lizzie Bentley

Digital Artist

Christine Bergren

Legal Counsel

Craig Berkey

Supervising Sound Editor

Craig Berkey

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Craig Berkey

Sound Designer

Hector Berlioz

Song

Dick Bernstein

Music Editor

Ivan Bess

Associate Producer

Frederic Besse

Software Engineer

Alex Betts

Software Engineer

Debbie Bilski

Craft Service

Matt Bilski

Assistant

Randy Bilski

Medic

Frederick P. Bimbler

Legal Counsel

Jean Black

Makeup Artist

Julia Bloch

Associate Editor

Susan H. Bodine

Legal Counsel

Vicky Boone

Casting

Laura Noel Borland

Location Assistant

Andy Boyd

Visual Effects

Brent Breedveld

3-D Artist

Volker Bromm

Visual Effects

Erik L Brown

Assistant Camera

Kari Brown

Digital Artist

Nik Brownlee

Digital Artist

Mike Bryant

Software Engineer

Bruce D. Buckley

3-D Artist

David Burk

Assistant Sound Editor

Craig Busch

Assistant Location Manager

Jeremy Buttell

3-D Artist

Unjoo Byars

Main Title Design

Randy Cantor

Transportation Captain

Raul V Carrera

Greensman

Josh Cary

Driver

Riccardo Chailly

Song Performer

Barbara Charba

Studio Teacher

Scott E Chester

Production Supervisor

D Childress

Sculptor

Jesse James Chisholm

Visual Effects

Crystal Choo

Visual Effects Coordinator

Tim Christensen

2-D Artist

Tom Christopher

On-Set Dresser

Karen Clarke

Visual Effects Producer

Peter Clarke

Music Editor

Christian Clayton

On-Set Dresser

Jeff Clifford

Software Engineer

Patrick B Coate

Loader

Kia Coates

Digital Artist

Peter Cobbin

Sound Engineer

Bobbi Colorado

Animal Wrangler

Scott Colquitt

Production Assistant

Kay Colvin

Sound Department

Kyle Cooper

Main Title Design

Hank Corwin

Editor

Francois Couperin

Song

Matthew Cowan

Grip

Donna Cox

Visual Effects Designer

David Crank

Art Director

Ryan Cronin

3-D Artist

Brian Cross

Special Effects Technician

Nick Damico

3-D Artist

Megan Danderfer

3-D Artist

Sir Colin Davis

Song Performer

Thomas E 'ted' Davis

Electrician

Susan Schakelford Dawes

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Ruth De Jong

Art Department Coordinator

Francisco De La Fuente

Driver

Gerry De Leon

Production Assistant

Tom Debenham

Visual Effects

Benoît Delhomme

Photography

Brian Delmonico

Digital Artist

Alexandre Desplat

Music Conductor

Alexandre Desplat

Music

Adrian Dewet

Visual Effects Supervisor

Felicity Donarski

Executive

Joel Dougherty

Sound Editor

Sarah Dowling

Casting Assistant

Miles Drake

Visual Effects

Derek M Drewes

Foreman

Kathleen Driscoll-mohler

Casting Associate

Andrew Dudman

Sound Engineer

Conrad Dueck

3-D Artist

Olivier Dumont

Visual Effects

Traci Duran

Visual Effects

A J Edwards

Consultant

Richard Ehlert

Chef

Shari Eichler

Studio Teacher

Gregory Eliason

Historic Theatre Consultant

Nick Ellsberg

Post-Production Assistant

Mathieson Facer

3-D Artist

Mike Fagundes

3-D Artist

Craig Fehrman

Transportation Coordinator

Chaya Feiner

Visual Effects

Erin Ferguson

Visual Effects Coordinator

Brody Fikker

3-D Artist

William Files

Sound Designer

Michael L. Fink

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jack Fisk

Production Designer

Jenny Fitzgibbons

Production Accountant

Xavier Forcioli

Music

Keith Fraase

Consultant

Kirk Francis

Sound Mixer

Evan Fraser

3-D Artist

Vic Fraser

Music

Erica Frauman

Post-Production Supervisor

Suzy Freeman

Costume Supervisor

Bradley Friedman

Digital Effects

Rebecca Fulton

Script Supervisor

Vanessa Gaitan

Assistant Director

Dede Gardner

Producer

Naomi Gathmann

Costumer

Dean Georgopoulos

Camera

Stephanie Gilgar

Visual Effects

Kevin Gillen

Visual Effects

Don Gillespie

Post-Production Accountant

Don Gillespie

Payroll Accountant

Roanna Gillespie

Music Supervisor

Dan Glass

Visual Effects Supervisor

Simon Glover

Visual Effects

Jenny Goddard

Casting Assistant

Sally Goldberg

Visual Effects

Hayden Goldblatt

Legal Counsel

Nicolas Gonda

Coproducer

Elias Gonzalez

2-D Artist

Paul Goodwin

Song Performer

Henryk Gorecki

Song

Brooke Graeff

Foley

Hans Graffunder

Production Coordinator

Adam Gravois

Digital Artist

Sarah Green

Producer

Sarah Green

Unit Production Manager

Thomas Greif

Visual Effects

Dean Gula

Visual Effects Coordinator

Barry Guy

Song

Sharna Hackett

Visual Effects Coordinator

Alexa Hale

Visual Effects Coordinator

Matt Hall

Software Engineer

Emily Hamel

Visual Effects

Peter Hanson

Visual Effects

Philip Hardage

Assistant Director

Oliver Harding

Software Engineer

David Shawn Harper

Sound Department

Don Hastings

Special Effects Coordinator

J.r. Hawbaker

Assistant Costume Designer

Cody Haynes

Driver

Shane Hazen

Consultant

Shane Hazen

Post-Production Assistant

Jack Heeren

Foley Mixer

Aeon Henderson

Digital Artist

Angela Hewitt

Song Performer

Richard Hickox

Song Performer

Frank Hildebrand

Executive In Charge Of Production

Grant Hill

Producer

Carlo Hintermann

Line Producer

Bryan Hirota

Visual Effects Supervisor

Andrew K Hodge

Assistant Location Manager

Annette Hoffman

Costumer

Vance Holmes

Photography

David Holt

Driver

Mitch Horwits

Executive

Elliott Hostetter

On-Set Dresser

Brian Howald

2-D Artist

Alex Howe

Photography

George Hull

Concept Artist

Cliff Hunt

Driver

David Hykes

Song

David Hykes

Song Performer

Ludovic Iochem

Digital Artist

John L Jack

Visual Effects

Scott Jacobs

Boom Operator

Mike Jahnke

3-D Artist

Jeno Jando

Song Performer

Mark Jarrett

Assistant Location Manager

Kristine-joeann Jasper

Digital Artist

Susan Jasso

Assistant Director

Steve Jaworski

Visual Effects

Joseph Jennings

Song Performer

Film Details

Also Known As
L'arbre de la vie, Tree of Life, tree of life - l'arbre de vie, The, Árvore da Vida, A
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; Arri Group; Audio Head; Brace Cove Productions; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Chockstone Pictures; Citrullo International; Cmm Entertainment; Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard Llp; Deanna Nocero; Double Negative Visual Effects; Eastman Kodak; Efilm; Evil Eye Pictures; Footsteps Post Production, Inc.; Greg Jones; Knb Efx Group, Inc.; Kodak; Laser Pacific; Lowry Digital; Method Studios; National Center For Supercomputing Appliances, University Of Illinois; Oasis Imagery; One Of Us; Paskal Lighting; Pivotal Post; Plan B Entertainment; Post Logic Studios; Prime Focus Vfx; Prologue Films; River Road Entertainment; Studios Davout; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Union Bank; Wells Fargo Bank
Distribution Company
FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES/LES FILMS S+VILLE; 01 Distribuzione; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; 20th Century Fox Russia; Acme Film; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Belga Films; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Diamond Films; Empire; Europacorp; Fida Film; Film Europe; Filmcompagniet; Filmladen Gmbh; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Fs Film Oy; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Imagem Filmes; Independent Films (If); Independiente; Italia Films; Les Films Séville; Les Films Séville; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Nu-Metro; Odeon S.A.; Pioneer; SF Studios; Sam Film; Shaw Organization; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Tiglon A.S.; Tripictures; Tuck; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; West Video; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Austin, Texas, USA; Smithville, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 18m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States Spring May 27, 2011

Re-released in United States Winter December 9, 2011 (Los Angeles)

Limited Release in United States Spring May 27, 2011 (Los Angeles & New York City)

Re-released in United States Winter December 9, 2011

Released in United States on Video October 11, 2011

Released in United States on Video October 11, 2011