The Tree / Drevo
Slovenia 2014

Info Trailer
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directed by Sonja Prosenc, drama, 90 min, eng subtitles written by Sonja Prosenc, Mitja Ličen
with Katarina Stegnar, Jernej Kogovšek, Lukas Matija Rosas Uršič

Two brothers find themselves imprisoned in their own home as the threat of a blood feud sets new rules of life. Stretched across the imagination of little Veli, the struggles of mother Milena, and the dilemmas of a teenage boy Alek, the story reveals how absurd their new reality is. Without ever seeing the neighbours who declared the feud, we sense the air is thick with menace and the boys are only safe behind the walls of their own house and yard. As time vanishes from their home, the shelter becomes a prison. However, nothing can keep the children from dreaming and yearning to be free and the urge to make a decision seems inevitable. The Tree is an intimate family drama, divided into three parts. Each part deals with one of the characters and tells the part of the story that is most significant for them. Keeping the characters isolated, the film mostly shows the outside world through its influences on life inside the walls of their home.

Awards 
Slovenian FF 2014 (FIPRESCI Award, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Music)
Karlovy Vary IFF 2014 (East of the West competition)

Une famille se retrouve dans une situation sans issue. Ils ne sont à l'abri que derrière les murs de leur maison et de leur cour. Progressivement le refuge se transforme en prison. Cependant, rien ne peut empêcher les enfants de rêver d’être libres, et de vouloir coûte que coûte prendre une décision. The Tree est un drame familial intime, empreint d’une atmosphère particulière ; il est divisé en trois parties qui présentent la situation du point de vue de chacun des trois personnages principaux.

Prix
Slovenian FF 2014 (FIPRESCI Award, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Music)
Karlovy Vary IFF 2014 (East of the West competition)

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