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Now a major motion picture featuring at Cannes Film Festival
Do you ever lose someone you love?
After the sudden death of her father, 8-year-old Simone shares a secret with her mother Dawn. She’s convinced her father speaks to her through the leaves of her favourite tree and he’s come back to protect them.
But the new bond between mother and daughter is threatened when Dawn starts a relationship with George, the plumber, called in to remove the tree’s troublesome roots.
As the branches of the tree start to infiltrate the house, the family is forced to make an agonising decision. But have they left it too late?
Julie Bertuccelli started her film career as an assistant director, working with acclaimed directors such as Krsysztof Kieslowski, Bertrand Tavernier, Otar Iosseliani and Emmanuel Finkiel. She has also directed several documentaries. Her feature debut was Since Otar Left, which she both wrote and directed. It went on to win many awards including International Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival and a Cesar Award for best first feature.
Yaël Fogiel, along with Laetitia Gonzalez, set up the French production company, Les Films du Poisson in 1994. Within a year, the organisation had won the Hachette Foundation award for Best Young Producer, and to date have been awarded four Cesar (French Oscar) Awards. The company has produced more than one hundred feature films, documentaries and short films; these include Voyages, Since Otar Left and Jellyfish, which won the Camera D’Or in 2007.
Sue Taylor has been a filmmaker for over twenty-five years. Since establishing her own company in 2001, Taylor Media, she is most recognized for her Australian productions, The Shark Net, the award winning 3 part miniseries based on the novelist, Robert Drewe’s memoirs, the feature film, Last Train To Freo, a superbly acted emotional rollercoaster ride to hell and back on public transport, and the acclaimed period telemovie, 3 Acts of Murder. In 2004 Sue received the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) Drama Producer of the Year.
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