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The Tree (I) (2010)

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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.

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Dawn O'Neil
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Simone O'Neil
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George Elrick
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Peter O'Neil
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Mrs. Johnson
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The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, eight-year-old Simone denies this reality. She is persuaded that her father still lives in the giant fig tree growing near their house and speaks to her through its leaves. But the tree becomes more and more invasive and threatens the house. It must be felled. Of course, Simone won't allow... Written by Guy Bellinger

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11 August 2010 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€7,740,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,983 (USA) (15 July 2011)

Gross:

$69,236 (USA) (4 November 2011)
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Julie Bertuccelli loved Judy Pascoe's book "Our Father Who Art in the Tree" but Australian producer Sue Taylor had already bought the rights to screen it. Julie Bertucelli and her producer Yael Fogiel decided to contact Sue Taylor and the three of them chose to make the film in partnership. See more »

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The film is set in Queensland, but when Tim receives his results there is talk of him going to Sydney. The majority of Queensland students would be looking at going to university in Brisbane or elsewhere in Queensland. See more »

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Tim O'Neil: Happy families are boring anyway.
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"No animals or trees were harmed while filming" See more »

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Featured in Estrenos Críticos: 03/06/2011 (2011) See more »

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To Build a Home
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2 female leads - one brilliant, one - not....
7 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well. I had read reviews of this, and was looking forward to something good. What we got was - well - mediocre, really.

Charlotte Gainsbourg has been playing fragile, tense characters for a while, now. Don't get me wrong, she's good at it, but in this film she seems to have been either left without constraints to overact at will, or, worse still, TOLD to act like a gibbering, self centred wreck. (And, yes, I KNOW bereavement is tough, is excruciating, but she just gives up, then goes out to attach herself to another man).

On the other hand, Morgana Davies is just amazing. The most natural, real child actress I've seen in years, since Catinca Untaru in The Fall (2006). Just stunningly, amazingly well done.

OK, the film is about bereavement, and loss, and as a principle, and as a core and theme, this is certainly carried through, but on the one hand badly, and on the other brilliantly.

As to the other characters? Pretty well all of them two dimensional.

And, hey, if you can move houses like that, why not move the damn house a few metres down the hill and be done with it?

Morgana Davies. One to watch. Definitely.


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