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L'arbre et la forêt
- 105 min.
- Year of Production:
- Guy Marchand
- Production Company:
- Les Films du Lendemain
- Berlinale Section:
- 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