Watch the movie and read the book

Julie Bertucelli’s movie “The Tree”

The Tree (L’arbre) is a French feature film starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marton Csokas, directed by French director Julie Bertucelli and produced by Sue Taylor and Yael Fogie.

Have read the novel?

Judy Pascoe  ‘Our Father Who Art in the Tree’

“A 10-year-old girl in suburban Australia finds a unique way of coping with her father’s death in this brief, fairy tale-like coming-of-age story. When Simone’s father finally succumbs to a lifelong heart condition, her mother is consumed by grief, and her brothers, two older and one younger, are either too preoccupied with their studies or too young to be of any comfort to their sister. Desperately seeking solace, she climbs into the huge poinciana tree looming over their house, and suddenly her long-held suspicions (“If you climbed high enough in the tree in our backyard you came to another world”) are confirmed when she hears her father’s voice in the highest branches.”

Soundtracks for “The Tree”

Die Kriegsknechte aber, da sie Jesum”
(from “St. John Passion”, BWV 245)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by The Scholars Baroque Ensemble

Composed by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Dean Martin

by Asaf Avidan & The Mojos