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The Tree


Filmmaker Gustavo Fontan uses a tree as a metaphor for the lives of his parents in this expressive documentary. On the day Gustavo's father, Julio Fontan, was born, his family planted a tree near his family's home. Years later, the tree is in sorry shape and Julio's wife, Maria Merlino, is certain it's dead. Given the steady stream of insects that pour in and out of the tree, Maria would appear to be right, but Julio refuses to give up, certain that the tree can somehow be saved. Gustavo follows his...more