After his last project “The new world”, a poetic look at the story of Native American princess Pocahontas which came out a few years ago – and sadly did not live up to the hype, failing to enthral audiences who were perhaps looking for a more descriptive, more “Hollywood-style” storyline – Terrence Malick is back.

His new film, which he wrote and directed, is titled “The tree of life” and will focus on the story of a family in the 1950s.

The Playlist has posted stills from the movie (previously released on Tumblr by the Two Ways Through Life site), and while they look poetic, enigmatic and elusive, perfectly in keeping with Malick’s style (which you can either love or hate, just like Marmite) we are still a bit puzzled as to why exactly do they feature a dinosaur…

Puzzlement does help to build anticipation –or even simple raw curiosity. Also, the cast includes Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. Interested audiences will have to try and catch it quick however, because, after premiering at the Cannes Festival, the film will open only on limited release.