24 Frames has published the first photos from Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, as well as a description of the trailer which debuts this weekend, playing with Black Swan. Below is an excerpt of the description; for a scene-by-scene account, go here.

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Terrence Malick has created a mystical, rich and satisfying film. There's a distinct visual look, and a grand scope, and even of a sense of narrative (sort of). What's hinted at here is a big-canvas movie in the best sense, one with both cosmic significance and intimate drama.