THE TREE

The O’Neills live happily in their house in the Australian countryside until the sudden death of Peter, the father of the family, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, eight-year-old Simone is persuaded that her father still lives in the giant fig tree growing near their house and speaks to her through its leaves. But as the branches of the tree start to infiltrate their home, the family is forced to make an agonising decision.

Director: 

Julie Bertuccelli

Australia 2011 100 m