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3 items from 2011

The Tree Movie Review

2 August 2011 4:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: The Tree Director: Julie Bertucelli Starring: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas, Aden Young, Gillian Jones, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Christian Bayers, Tom Russell, Gabriel Gotting, Zoe Boe A tender, well sketched drama of familial reconnection and rebirth in the wake of tragedy, Julie Bertucelli’s The Tree, a French-Australian co-production set in the rural environs of the latter country, for the most part successfully balances the literal and metaphorical in its telling of coping with loss, and trying to move on after the death of a loved one. Engaging acting and some gorgeous and involving cinematography make this movie a treat for arthouse audiences. When her truck-driver husband Peter (Aden Young) »

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Review: The Tree

31 July 2011 8:16 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The Tree

Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas | Written and Directed by Julie Bertuccelli

One Day, One Life, Life in a Day, A Better Life, The Tree of Life and now, simply The Tree. That’s a whole load of movies released over a short space of time with pretty similar titles. Is anyone else getting confused?

The Tree is a quiet Australian drama that invokes many of the same themes and ideas as The Tree of Life (a death in the family, man versus nature, etc) but is told in a way that many may find more accessible – ie, less whispered mumbo jumbo and fewer dinosaurs (though I liked the dinosaurs in Tree of Life. I mean come on – dinosaurs!).

For the record, I liked The Tree of Life and I also kind of like this film. It focuses on a family in the wake of the father (Aden Young)’s death. »

- Jack Kirby

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The Tree (2010) Movie Trailer: Julie Bertucelli, Charlotte Gainsbourg

7 July 2011 3:22 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Tree Trailer has premiered. Julie Bertucelli‘s The Tree (2010) movie trailer stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas, Christian Byers, and Tom Russell. The Tree‘s plot synopsis: “based on the much-loved Australian novel, “Oh Father Who Art in the Tree” by Judy Pascoe. Dawn (Gainsbourg) and Peter live together with their children in the Australian countryside. In the middle of their garden stands the kids’ favorite playground : a massive Moreton Bay Fig tree, whose branches reach high towards the sky and roots stretch far into the ground. One day, Peter dies of a heart attack, crashing his car into the tree trunk. Dawn is left alone with her grief and four children to raise. All of them naturally go looking for comfort under their protective tree, which becomes even more present in their lives. The young daughter, Simone (Davies), thinking that her late father whispers to her through the leaves, »

- filmbook

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