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Adapted from the novel "Our Father Who Art in the Tree" by Australian author Judy Pascoe.

The exquisite Charlotte Gainsbourg stars in French filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli’s achingly beautiful follow-up to her sleeper hit SINCE OTAR LEFT. The Closing Night film at Cannes in 2010, THE TREE is a mystical drama of loss and rebirth in the Australian countryside. Not since classic 1970s works PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK and WALKABOUT has the harshly gorgeous outback landscape been such a lyrical yet foreboding metaphor for grief and coming of age. Blindsided with anguish after her husband’s sudden death, Dawn (Gainsbourg), along with her four young children, struggles to make sense of life without him. Eight-year-old Simone (unforgettable newcomer Morgana Davies) becomes convinced that her father is whispering to her through the leaves of the gargantuan fig tree that towers over their house. The family is initially comforted by its presence but then THE TREE’s enormous roots slowly begin to encroach on the abode and threaten their fragile existence.

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2 users found this helpful Created about 1 month ago.

Haunting, mystical, evocative. Charlotte Gainsbourg gives a painfully
sensitive performance as a widow grieving the sudden loss of her
young husband.

1 user found this helpful Created over 1 year ago.

a beautiful slightly sad movie. makes u wanna live and love)

Created over 1 year ago.

NOT FRENCH!

Created 5 months ago.

The Tree is a good movie, touching the sole

Created about 1 year ago.

Sally Mann meets Bon Iver

Created over 1 year ago.

THE TREE is a French co-production with Germany, Italy and Australia (and filmed in English in the latter country). The director and principle protagonist are French.

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Created over 1 year ago.

great!

Created over 1 year ago.

Good movie. Poignant, sad , but true.