After the sudden death of her father, 8-year-old Simone shares a secret with her mother Dawn. She’s convinced her father speaks to her through the leaves of her favourite tree and that he’s come back to protect them.
But the new bond between mother and daughter is threatened when Dawn starts a relationship with George, the plumber called in to remove the tree’s troublesome roots.
As the branches of the tree start to infiltrate the house, the family is forced to make an agonising decision. But have they left it too late?
‘The Tree’ received official selection at the Cannes Film Festival (2010) as well as the Sydney Film Festival (2010) and Melbourne and New Zealand International Film Festivals (2010) and a AFI Award nomination for Best Young Actor (2010).
‘The Tree’ was written and directed by Julie Bertuccelli. The film is based on the screenplay by Elizabeth J Mars, and produced by Sue Taylor of Taylor Media, Yael Fogiel and Laetitia Gonzalez of Les Films du Poisson. KOJO’s Kent Smith was an executive producer on this French/Australian co-production.
CreditsActors: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Martin Csokas, Morgana Davis
Directors: Julie Bertuccelli