The Tree opened across France today in over 220 cinemas, and received a fantastic response from the audience. Judging by the 9 am session (attended by the French production team and Matt Ravier, our Paris competition winner) and great reviews in all the major papers (Le Monde, Libération, Le Figaro, Le Parisien...), it seems the French are very taken with our Tree!
The L'Arbre posters are all over Paris. Here's a photo of a bus poster passing a kiosk poster!
Our Paris comp winner, Matt Ravier beat the jet lag to practically tumble straight off the plane into the cinema for Monday night's advance premiere of The Tree. His late night email reported a full house, with people sitting in the aisles and on the stairs. Matt was very happy to meet Director, Julie Bertuccelli and Producer, Yael Fogiel and share a drink at Cafe Oz after the premiere. He says he has taken loads of photos. Can't wait to see them and share them!
Here's the French poster in the UGC Ciné Cité Movie Theatre, the biggest cinema in Paris.