Monday, June 23, 2014

"The Tree" an Australian film by Julie Bertuccelli

A library patron suggested this film.   She thought it reminded her of someone that we both knew, and that I would see that.   Well, I didn't see the comparison.

However, it was a very interesting film.

This revolves around a "young" family in drought stricken Australia, husband dies suddenly and unexpectedly.  We understand grief when death comes this way, or do we?  Mother bogs down in her grief, her children must make their way, when suddenly she is hired to work in a "plumbing" store in the local town. Along the way, THE TREE takes on a life of its own, and begins to drag the family with it.

Beautifully photographed, interesting characters and situations.

Was a good film to watch on a Saturday evening.

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