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Cannes 2011: The Tree Of Life first reactionTerrence Malick’s long-awaited The Tree Of Life has finally screened in Cannes – to a mixed reaction.

We’d say the cheers/catcalls ratio at the film’s end was roughly 70/30.

Both sides will agree that it’s the US auteur’s most abstract meditation to date on life, the universe and everything.

While the bulk of the film is set in the ‘50s, it also flashes all the way back to the birth of life as we know it. Yes, the rumours are true: there are dinosaurs.

If the CG dinos aren’t the most impressive ever seen, there will be few films this year to beat Tree Of Life’s overall visual splendor.

A letter from actress Zooey Deschanel to Vogue magazine.

The Disappearing Country: With 80% of the country less than one metre above sea level, the residents of the Maldives’ 1,200 tropical islands have long been aware of their vulnerability to rising sea levels. In 2008, it was announced that the government would start diverting a percentage of the nation’s income from tourism into a fund to buy a new homeland. The deep irony that the island nation’s economy relies heavily on tourists ­arriving in polluting aircraft has not been lost on the islanders.

This x That:
Know This:
U.S. government official hit the debt ceiling.
International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn charged with sexual assault, held without bail. See Also: What is the International Monetary Fund?
America’s Most Wanted ends weekly run, will become quarterly special.
Illegally detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei allowed to meet his wife.
RIP: Mante “M-Bone” Talbert, Cali Swag District member, dead at 22; Kenya’s first Olympic marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru, at 24; Nathan’s Famous entrepreneur Murray Handwerker, at 89; Actress Mary Murphy, at 80.
Read This:
CNN anchor Don Lemon comes out in new book.
Follow Up: Teens who beat up transgender woman at McDonald’s face hate crime charges.
Winklevoss twins denied rehearing of Facebook settlement case.
Roni Deutch the Tax Lady loses law license.
Today’s Big Read: Roseanne Barr: And I Should Know.
The Other:
NewsFeed: Rebel on the Road: Saudi Woman Protests Driving Ban.
Tea x Time List: 6 Classic Movies You Didn’t Know Were Remakes.
Above: Vivian Chiu’s “Inception Chair.” (via.)

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