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L'arbre et la forêt

Runtime:
105 min.
Year of Production:
2010
Country:
Frankreich
Director:
Cast:
Guy Marchand
Françoise Fabian
Sabrina Seyvecou
Yannick Renier
François Negret
Catherine Mouchet
Sandrine Dumas
Pierre-Loup Rajot
Production Company:
Les Films du Lendemain
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

Frédérick runs a tree nursery. For sixty years this elderly man has not only cultivated seeds and seedlings but also harbours a secret. His wife and his eldest son are the only ones who know the truth.
But then, Frédérick’s son dies; the relationship between father and son was not always free of conflict and because of this Frédérick decides to open up to others close to him and admit something he couldn’t bring himself to mention before.
When Frédérick was twenty, France was occupied by Germany. At the time, Frédérick was deported to Schirmeck, a Nazi concentration camp in Vogesen – on account of his homosexuality.
After the end of the Second World War, Frédérick married and started a family. Frédérick, a man who had escaped horror, certain death and extermination on a massive scale, began his life anew.
His new life made him hope that he would never again have to come into contact with that which lay behind him and should be forgotten…

BIOGRAFIE Olivier Ducastel

Olivier Ducastel Born in Lyon, France in 1962, he studied film and theatre at the University of Paris III. He was made head of the directing department at La Fémis in 2013.

FILMOGRAFIE Olivier Ducastel (selection)

2016 Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau  2010 L'arbre et la forêt  2008 Nés en 68  2004 Crustacés et coquillages  2002 Ma vraie vie à Rouen  1999 Drôle de Félix  1998 Jeanne et le garçon formidable 

BIOGRAFIE Jacques Martineau

 Born in Montpellier, France in 1963, he studied literature and,
in 1994, completed a PhD on Honoré de Balzac. He has been collaborating with Olivier Ducastel since 1995 and they won a Teddy Award in 2000 for DROLE DE FELIX (FUNNY FELIX). Most recently, their film L’ARBRE ET LA FORÊT (FAMILY TREE) screened in the Berlinale Panorama in 2010.

FILMOGRAFIE Jacques Martineau (selection)

2016 Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau  2010 L'arbre et la forêt  2009 Rückenwind   2008 Nés en 68  2004 Crustacés et coquillages  2002 Ma vraie vie à Rouen  1999 Drôle de Félix  1998 Jeanne et le garçon formidable 

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