Friday, July 15, 2011

NYC welcomes The Tree

The Tree opens in New York City today, kicking off a US screening tour already scheduling close to 50 cinemas over 25 states, with more venues yet to be added! 

You can see The Tree at The Beekman Theatre and The Village East Cinemas, New York. The film opens next in Washington; Cambridge, Massachusetts and Los Angeles on the 22nd July. To find out more USA screening dates and venues check out The Tree Playdates which will be continually updated by Zeitgeist Films, the US distributors.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Tree spreads its Branches

Last night's special screening of The Tree at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, previewed the film's US release on the 15th July, starting in New York and fanning out across the country with more screenings being added daily.
This follows the release of The Tree (L'albero) in Italy on the 8th July coinciding with the Canadian release starting in Montreal on the same date. An advance screening will be held in Montreal at the Cinema Parallèle on July 6th.
The UK release date has been set for the 5th August.
Watch this space to find out more...

Friday, April 29, 2011

A Festive Week for The Tree

It's a week of festival screenings for The Tree, with events spanning three countries and two continents.

The Festival du  Cinéma Australien takes place in Pézenas, France, over three nights and two days from the 29th April to the 1st May, showing 13 feature films and 8 short films.

Here's what the festival team has to say about the event:

"The end of the world ... That's what most people think when they think of Australia. A desert country, unique animals, an ancient culture ... A large island, far away ... A dream."

Alongside The Tree screening on
Saturday 30th April at 5:30 pm, the festival will show a fantastic selection of films including  Last Train to Freo (also from Taylor Media); Priscilla, Queen of The Desert; Ten Canoes; Black Balloon, Samson and Delilah; and Strictly Ballroom.

will be an exhibition on the theme of "Comparison" in the Cabaret Theatre, two wineries, and of course, beer, tapas and barbecue all day, and a continuous screening of "Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo" for the kids.

The venue, the Illustre Theatre is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and this festival is one of the major events planned. Its beauty, and 7x5 metre screen offer a truly special cinematic experience.

Pézenas is a beautiful town in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. The town is especially proud of its association with Moliere, who brought his troupe to the town on several occasions, and has a monument to commemorate the fact by the reputed sculptor Jean-Antoine Anjelbert. As a result, each summer Pezenas plays host to the Mirondela de l'Arte, and music and street entertainment takes over the town.

The Newport Beach Film Festival is set in Newport Beach, on the spectacular Californian coastline and less than an hour from Hollywood. Films are screened throughout the city that boasts one of the largest movie consumer groups in the world, a rich filmmaking history as well as fine dining, shopping, and exceptional recreational activities.

The Tree screens on both Tuesday May 3rd at 7:30 pm and May 5th at 3:00 pm.

Audiences at the Tuesday night screening can celebrate at the Tuesday Night International Showcase Block Party for France, Sweden and Australia at Fashion Island, presented by OC Weekly, with top entertainment and hors d’oeuvres prepared by award winning restaurants and a bar hosted by Stella Artois and Absolut.


The Barbican’s London Australian Film Festival, is now in its 17th year and is an eagerly awaited annual landmark on the UK film calendar. Since March 1994, every major Australian feature film has been screened at the festival – this year is no exception!

Throughout its history, the heart of the Festival has been its showcase of the latest Australian feature films and documentaries, providing UK audiences with a unique overview of Australian cinema today.

The Tree screens on Sunday 8th May 6:30 pm at the Barbican Centre alongside the best of recent Australian cinema, including; Red Dog; Oranges and Sunshine; Beneath Hill 60; Wasted on The Young and Mao's Last Dancer.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Morgana: Outstanding Performer

Last night the Film Critics Circle of Australia presented Morgana Davies with the award for Outstanding Performer for her role as Simone in The Tree.

Morgana Davies at the FCCA Award Ceremony
The Film Critics Circle of Australia is the national body of professional film critics in Australia whose aims are to promote excellence and integrity in the art of film criticism and support the advancement of Australian and international film culture.

In addition to this award, Morgana is the youngest person ever to receive an AFI Award nomination (Best Actress and Best Young Actor) and has gained adulation from cinema audiences and critics worldwide.
To watch an interview with Morgana about her time working on The Tree, and her travels to France for the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, please click here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

National Centre for Childhhod Grief
National Centre for Childhood Grief

The Tree screening to assist 

The National Centre for
Childhood Grief


The National Centre for Childhood Grief ("A Friend's Place") will host a special screening of The Tree to raise funds for its important work in counselling children who are dealing with grief.  


The event will take place at 6.15pm on Thursday March 10 at the Riverside Theatres in Parramatta, NSW, and will be followed by a Q&A expert panel on grief headed by the founders of the NCCG, Mal and Dianne McKissock.  Mal and Dianne have both been awarded Order of Australia Medals for their work. They have published several books on the subject, including,
"Coping With Grief"
the ABC's best-selling book ever. 


The 2006 Census tells us that 9% of people in NSW had lost either one or both parents before they turned 18 years of age. Yet, the discussion of death and grief remains such a taboo in our society.


"In The Tree, each member of the family expresses their grief in their own way and, ultimately, it is a very life-affirming and moving story."
Producer, Sue Taylor  

Come and join us for this most important event... 


When: 6:15 pm Thursday, March 10

Where: The Riverside Theatres Parramatta 

Tickets: $30.00 plus a booking fee


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Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Tree: US summer release!

The Tree team are very excited to announce that THE TREE has been bought by US distributor Zeitgeist Films and will open in New York and Los Angeles this North American summer, with a national roll out to follow.

Zeitgeist also released the acclaimed feature debut by THE TREE’S writer/director, Julie Bertucelli, Since Otar Left.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Tree on DVD: *Pre-order NOW!

The Tree DVD is due for release in Australia on 3rd March 2011.
Pre-order your copy now for delivery on the release date.

*DVD will be shipped on 3rd March 2011

Runtime: 97 mins
Format: (Region 4) DVD PAL
DVD Special Features:
  • Behind The Tree
  • French 'Making of The Tree'
  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer