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A lyrical film about dealing with loss, set in stunning rural Queensland.
The fruit of a partnership between French filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli (Since Otar Left) and Australian producers, The Tree closed the 2010 Cannes Film Festival to a standing ovation.
Based on a book by Aussie author and former Circus Oz performer Judy Pascoe, The Tree takes a refreshingly positive approach to grieving after a young child - played with range and precision by newcomer Morgana Davies - becomes convinced her dead father is whispering to her through the leaves of a Morton Bay fig tree on the family property.
Masterfully shot on the plains of rural Queensland, this is an international collaboration that stays true to its Australian roots.
Also features performances from Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist) and Aden Young.
--- D Julie Bertuccelli P Sue Taylor, Yael Fogiel Dist Transmission Films TD 35mm/2010 --- D Julie Bertuccelli P Sue Taylor, Yael Fogiel Dist Transmission Films TD 35mm/2010