The exquisite Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist, I'm Not There) 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....
The Tree -- Charlotte Gainsbourg (I'm Not There) stars in Julie Bertuccelli's achingly beautiful film- a mystical drama of loss and rebirth in the Australian countryside.
Since Otar Left movie trailer - starring Dinara Drukarova, Esther Gorintin, Nino Khomasuridze, Temur Kalandadze, Rusudan Bolqvadze. Directed by Julie Bertucelli. Genre: Drama
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The one joy in the lives of a mother and daughter comes from the regular letters sent to them from Paris from the family's adored son, Otar. When the daughter finds out that Otar has died suddenly, she tries to conceal the truth from her mother, changing the course of their lives forever.
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