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THE TREE

by Julie Bertuccelli

synopsis

After the sudden loss of her father, 8-year-old Simone shares a secret with her mother Dawn: her father whispers to her through the leaves of the magnificient tree by their house. Simone is convinced that he’s come back to protect her family. Soon, Simone’s three brothers and Dawn also take comfort in the reassuring tree. But the new bond between mother and daughter is threatened when Dawn starts dating George. Simone moves into the treehouse and refuses to come down. With branches infiltrating the house and roots destroying the foundations, the tree seems to be siding with Simone. Dawn refuses to let the tree take control of her family...

international title: The Tree
original title: The Tree
country: France, Australia
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Julie Bertuccelli
film run: 100'
release date: FR 11/08/2010, BE 25/08/2010, ES 17/12/2010, GB 05/08/2011
screenplay: Julie Bertuccelli
cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas, Aden Young, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Gillian Jones, Arthur Dignam, Tom Russell
cinematography by: Nigel Bluck
film editing: François Gédigier
art director: Steven Jones-Evans
music: Grégoire Hetzel
production: Les Films du Poisson, Taylor Media (AU)
distributor: Le Pacte, Cinéart, Curzon Artificial Eye

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Cannes 2010 Official Selection
Out of Competition
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