"Funeral Canticle"

I rewatched The Tree of Life tonight. While it was still a beautiful and thoughtful film on my tiny television, nothing beats the big screen and full volume of a movie theater to focus my attention.

However, I was still able to enjoy the images set to John Tavener's "Funeral Canticle" which are some of my favorite moments in the film. Something about the song makes me look heavenward, imagining some kind of divine feminine*. I've embedded the whole song below, which combines old world solos with the gorgeous and rich refrain used in the film. Enjoy.

*She looks an awful lot like Jessica Chastain.

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