Sobering tale about the small-time loser Santiago, who roams the streets of a Spanish town after leaving his wife and children looking for ground under his feet. There only seems to be one ... See full summary »

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.

Director: Bruno Dumont
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Robert Leroy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.

Director: Carlos Reygadas
Stars: Rut Reygadas, Mitsy Ferrand, Joakim Chardonnens
El mudo (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The story is about a Peruvian government official named Constantino Zega. He doesnt fit anywhere among the hodge-podge of Peruvian government officials and looks down on his colleagues ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Daniel Vega Vidal, Diego Vega Vidal
Stars: Fernando Bacilio, Lidia Rodríguez, Juan Luis Maldonado
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A working-class man named Marcos and his wife kidnap a baby for ransom money, but it goes tragically wrong when the infant dies. In another world is Ana, the daughter of the general for ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Reygadas
Stars: Marcos Hernández, Anapola Mushkadiz, Bertha Ruiz
Heli (2013)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Director: Amat Escalante
Stars: Armando Espitia, Andrea Vergara, Linda González
La influencia (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This is the story of a disoriented and vulnerable woman, overburdened with daily life problems and more: her belongings are impounded... See full synopsis »

Director: Pedro Aguilera
Stars: Jimena Jiménez, Romeo Manzanedo, Paloma Morales
Sangre (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Diego's job is counting people as they enter a large government building. After work, he and his wife Blanca lie on the couch... See full synopsis »

Director: Amat Escalante
Stars: Cirilo Recio Dávila, Kenny Johnston, Claudia Orozco
Silent Light (2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman.

Director: Carlos Reygadas
Stars: Cornelio Wall, Maria Pankratz, Miriam Toews
The Tree I (2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After the death of her father, an 8-year-old girl becomes convinced that he is whispering to her through the leaves of the gargantuan tree that towers over her house.

Director: Julie Bertuccelli
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas
Jauja (2014)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

Director: Lisandro Alonso
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Nørby, Viilbjørk Malling Agger
Short Plays (2014)
Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Football seen through the eyes of some of the best directors of the world.

Directors: Pedro Amorim, Karim Aïnouz, and 28 more credits »
Stars: Sami Samir
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Antonio Martin Beato
David Bermejo
Ana Casado Boch ...
Camello
Maria Brunete ...
Marta
Sara Montgomery Campbell
Mayte Cedeño ...
Lucia
Ignacio Cortes
Gabriela Ducca
Tito Ezeizabarrena ...
Cura
Rodolfo Gilmartin
María Dolores Nadal
Montxo Obeso
Bosco Sodi ...
Santiago
Maria Solito
Merilú Solito
Edit

Storyline

Sobering tale about the small-time loser Santiago, who roams the streets of a Spanish town after leaving his wife and children looking for ground under his feet. There only seems to be one way out for him. Surprising, Dardennesque debut by producer Serrano. Somewhere in a Spanish city, Santiago (in his 30s and played by the Mexican painter Bosco Sodi) roams aimlessly and lonely through the streets. His wife has thrown him out and the judge has decided that he cannot see his children for now. Santiago tries to put his life back together again from this unfortunate situation. He has a job in a friend's bar, but is given the sack. Little by little, his life falls apart. The camera (impressive work by David Valdeperez) follows him roaming the streets looking for work and for an aim in life. His only way out seems to be the highest bridge in the city... Scriptwriter and novice director Carlos Serrano Azcona (1969) previously worked on "Japon" by Carlos Reygadas, who is co-producer this ... Written by http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/professionals/film.aspx?ID=275347dd-0143-40a6-ba6e-1a7430317aca

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 January 2011 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

The Tree  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss El árbol (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?