Closing film for Cannes selected


Festival de Cannes artistic director Thierry Fremaux and his selection committee have named Julie Bertucelli’s The Tree as the closing-night film for the festival.

The English-language film, about a family mourning the death of the father, stars last year’s Festival de Cannes best actress winner Charlotte Gainsbourg alongside Marton Csokas and Aden Young.

The film is an adaptation of Judy Pascoe’s novel "Our Father Who Art in the Tree" and was shot in Australia.

The Tree is Bertucelli’s second feature after Since Otar Left, which won the prize for best first film at the 2004 Cesar Awards.

The Tree was produced by Les Films du Poisson in co-production with Arte France Cinema and Australia’s Taylor Media, plus support from Backup Films and a pre-buy from Gallic pay TV group Canal Plus.

Actress Kristin Scott Thomas will emcee the closing-night ceremony on May 23.


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