The Tree Reviews

  • Jan 22, 2016

    Not a well made film, but the ideas are intriguing and Morgana Davies is marvellous as 8 year old Simone.

    Not a well made film, but the ideas are intriguing and Morgana Davies is marvellous as 8 year old Simone.

  • Jul 15, 2014

    A raw and pointed story of what happens when life is turned upside down. Stunning and beautiful.

    A raw and pointed story of what happens when life is turned upside down. Stunning and beautiful.

  • Apr 18, 2014

    A mystical story about a family dealing with grief. Worth watching for the performance by Morgana Davies as Simone. (I love the the title of the book, "Our Father Who Art in the Tree".)

    A mystical story about a family dealing with grief. Worth watching for the performance by Morgana Davies as Simone. (I love the the title of the book, "Our Father Who Art in the Tree".)

  • Aug 14, 2013

    A film about death that never really comes to life.

    A film about death that never really comes to life.

  • Jun 05, 2013

    Mostly a non event, containing the antics of a brat child and the whimsy of a widow

    Mostly a non event, containing the antics of a brat child and the whimsy of a widow

  • Jun 04, 2013

    The Tree (2010): A whimsical Australian-French co-production, using the innocent charm of the child performers and their respective quirky characters (especially Morgana Davies as eight-year-old Simone) as a narrative strength. The adults also fare well with a distant, complex turn by Charlotte Gainsbourg and a fine Marton Csokas, keeping viewers engaged as the titular character dominates their emotional and physical lives, offering comfort and solace, as well as expressing anger and pain. Beautifully photographed and gently scored, this is a touching drama.

    The Tree (2010): A whimsical Australian-French co-production, using the innocent charm of the child performers and their respective quirky characters (especially Morgana Davies as eight-year-old Simone) as a narrative strength. The adults also fare well with a distant, complex turn by Charlotte Gainsbourg and a fine Marton Csokas, keeping viewers engaged as the titular character dominates their emotional and physical lives, offering comfort and solace, as well as expressing anger and pain. Beautifully photographed and gently scored, this is a touching drama.

  • Sep 29, 2012

    Beautiful well-written film, gorgeous settings, but still missing something. Gainsbourg was great as the mother, but Morgana Davies as the little girl was the star of the movie.

    Beautiful well-written film, gorgeous settings, but still missing something. Gainsbourg was great as the mother, but Morgana Davies as the little girl was the star of the movie.

  • Sep 22, 2012

    ich guck keine filme mehr mit charlotte gainsbourg....nur wenn es wirklich gegenargumente gibt...für esotherikfans und freunde von frau gainsbourg sicherlich ok aber der rest kanns auch lassen

    ich guck keine filme mehr mit charlotte gainsbourg....nur wenn es wirklich gegenargumente gibt...für esotherikfans und freunde von frau gainsbourg sicherlich ok aber der rest kanns auch lassen

  • Aug 31, 2012

    Nothing in this movie feels heartfelt and genuine. Instead, everything feels wooden and artificial.

    Nothing in this movie feels heartfelt and genuine. Instead, everything feels wooden and artificial.

  • Aug 07, 2012

    Vi beleza no processo de luto de uma família. Recomendo.

    Vi beleza no processo de luto de uma família. Recomendo.