THE TREE

By Julie BERTUCELLI

LES FILMS DU POISSON - as PROD

unknown - Completed 2010

adaptation from "Our father who art in the tree" by Judy Pascoe: Australia: the story of a family and... a tree!

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • unknown
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Director(s)
    • Julie BERTUCELLI
    • Writer(s)
    • Julie BERTUCELLI
    • Producer(s)
    • Tatfilm ARTE FFRANCE CINEMA, Taylor MEDIA (AUSTRALIA), Yaël FOGIEL (Les Films du Poisson)
    • Synopsis
    • Dawn (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and Peter live together with their children in a suburban neighborhood in Australia. In the middle of their luxuriant garden stands the kids' favorite playground : a massive Moreton Bay Fig tree, whose branches reach high towards the sky and roots stretch far into the ground.
      One night, Peter dies of a heart attack, crashing his car into the tree trunk. Dawn is left alone with her four children to raise. All of them naturally go looking for comfort under their protective tree, which becomes even more present in their lives. The daughter, thinking that her late father whispers to her through the leaves, settles in the tree and refuses to climb down from it...
      As time passes and Dawn is about to fall in love again, the tree starts growing unusually big with his branches and roots infiltrating the house...
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