After the sudden death of her father, 8-year-old Simone shares a secret with her mother Dawn. She’s convinced her father speaks to her through the leaves of her favourite tree and he’s come back to protect them. But the new bond between mother and daughter is threatened when Dawn starts a relationship with George, the plumber, called in to remove the tree’s troublesome roots. As the branches of the tree start to infiltrate the house, the family is forced to make an agonizing decision. But have they waited too long?
Best Film, Best Direction, Best Lead Actresses | Australian Film Institute, Australia, 2010
Best Film | Sao Paulo IFF, Brazil, 2010
CAST & CREW
Sue Taylor, Yael Fogiel
Julie Bertuccelli, Judy Pascoe, Elizabeth J. Mars
Director of Photography
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas, Christian Byers, Tom Russell, Gabriel Gotting
company(-ies) Les Films du Poisson, Taylor Media
Born 1968, Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Studied philosophy before being trained as a filmmaker. She started her film career as an assistant director, working with acclaimed directors such as Krzysztof Kieslowski, Bertrand Tavernier, Otar Iosseliani and Emmanuel Finkiel, working on Three Colours: Blue (1993), L’Appat (1995) among others. Her directing career started with documentaries, many achieving considerable success, the most notable being The World in Fusion/Un Monde en Fusion (2001). Since Otar Left is her first feature film. It won the Grand Jury Prize of the Critic's week at Cannes in 2003.
The World in Fusion (2001), Since Otar Left... (2003), Otar Iosseliani, The Whistling Blackbird (2007), The Tree (2010)