Must-watch: The Sea of Trees trailer starring Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts

A Cannes film

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

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More than a year after it was first screened at the Cannes Film Festival, the first official sneak peek of The Sea of Trees is here...

The first official trailer for The Sea of Trees, starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, has been released. The film, directed by Oscar nominee Gus Van Sant, and which first premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of scientist Arthur Brennan (McConaughey) who travels to Japan's Aokigahara forest after an emotional meltdown. There, he meets Takumi (Ken Watanabe), a man who has lost his way and soon the two began a journey of revival, as they make their way out of the enchanting forest. The film also stars Naomi Watts who plays Arthur's wife, Joan.

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