Monday, August 16, 2010

Notes from a French-Australian in Paris

We feel very privileged to share with you the blog from Mathieu Ravier(aka Matt Riviera), our winner of the competition to travel to Paris to attend a premiere of The Tree.
He has written up an engaging and detailed account of his trip, including his time spent with the Les Films du Poisson production team, at the traditional first public screening of the film, and the reading of the first reviews in the French press.

"I was surprised how closely I identified with the film. I also moved to Australia as young European immigrant, I too spent Christmases camping by deserted beaches in the bush. Watching The Tree in Paris in these unlikely circumstances turned out to be quite the emotional experience, especially sleep deprived and under the spell of jet lag..."

Matt has also shared some fantastic pictures from the premiere, his journey and the The Tree's first week of release in France on Flickr. You can check out all of the photos here.

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