Tree of Life

Have you seen the film?

 

There’s so much I’d love to say about it.

 

But frankly, I have found it the most overpowering . . .

 

. . . the truest . . .

 

. . . most hopeful . . .

 

. . . theologically richest . . .

 

. . . most emotionally resonant . . .

 

. . . film I have ever seen.

A friend said that it hits you in the gut.  You have to feel it at a deep subconscious level.  He’s studied Jung and sounds like he knows what he’s talking about.

I’m still trying to come to grips with what hit me.


4 responses to “Tree of Life

  • Kelly

    Interesting. I think you’re the first person that I’ve heard of liking it. I guess everyone has missed the feeling it at the deep subconscious level and just found it dull on the shallow, conscious level. 🙂 We’ll have to check it out.

    • timgombis

      Check out this brief review by a friend of mine. I talked with Ken quite a bit before watching it, so I knew it was going to be quite unique. We all just got comfortable, knowing we were in for something completely different.

      • Kelly

        Hmm. Seems like you have to know who Jung is before watching it, evidently. Good thing there’s Wikipedia.

      • timgombis

        The Jungian angle is one take on it. I don’t know much about his thought (beyond what I learned from Police albums, which isn’t insignificant), and you can get loads from the film just by keeping mind the character of God’s design for human relationships and for his own relationships with humanity–that we were meant to be connected intimately, understand one another, not experience loss, and be vitally connected to God himself. Keep all that in mind and you’ll totally get it.

        Also, don’t expect a fast-paced action thriller…

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