Terrence Malick won the Palme d’Or with this epic philosophical cinematic wonder in 2011. Following a Texas family in the 1950s, the film charts the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, 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 at odds with the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Hailed as a visually breathtaking masterpiece with phenomenal cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki, the film holds up as one of Malick’s finest works.
“No less than a masterpiece… A film of vast ambition and deep humility” — Roger Ebert