Flare’s entry for the God is in the Movies Blogathon.
I’ve reviewed this movie back in 2012, so I’ll simply focus on God’s presence here – or rather, the lack of it. What immediately moved me about The Tree of Life was the injustice that fell upon the O’Briens. They, devoted christians, had their son taken from them; something that in their eyes was act of God, or at least something he allowed to happen. How could He be so cruel to someone who had done nothing but love Him? Devote himself to Him? These questions are answered in the Book of Job, the story that inspired Malick to write The Tree of Life, which I explain in my review.
do you have a favourite cinematic depiction of God?