The Butterfly Tree

The Butterfly Tree


A father and his son find themselves competing for the attention of a florist (Melissa George) in Priscilla Cameron's feature debut.... More

"Young Fin (The Visit's Ed Oxenbould) and his father Al (Ewen Leslie) are grieving the loss of Fin's mother three years before, albeit in very different and singular ways. When their small town gains a new florist — a mysterious, warm, and beautiful woman named Evelyn (the luminous Melissa George) — Al and Fin encounter her uniquely, each without the other's knowledge." (Toronto International Film Festival)Hide

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BY joany nobody

I was lucky enough to see this film at New Farm last night and I LOVED it. So richly detailed and beautiful but with a very powerful story that had something to say. All the actors Melissa George, Ewen Leslie and Ed Oxenbould were fantastic.

The Press Reviews

  • It is a bold and promising work, rich in imagery and led by uniformly strong performances. Full Review

  • This rather underpowered tale of sexual awakening and grief proceeds at a leisurely pace before a couple of late scenes that strive to outdo each other for sheer melodramatic overreach. Full Review

  • Saddles its story with too much obviousness and convenience to have the desired impact. Full Review

  • The air and aroma of The Butterfly Tree is slushy and thick, so thick you could cut it with a knife. Full Review

  • The heart-in-hand sincerity of its worldview is what makes the film endearing and aggravating by turns. Full Review

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