Direction - Marina Willer
Cinematography - Jonathan Clabburn & César Charlone (City of God)
Writers - Bian Eley, Leena Telén, Marina Willer
Theatrical release - September 15, 2017
Run time - 87 min
Award-winning filmmaker, Marina Willer (Cartas da Mãe), creates an impressionistic visual essay as she traces her father’s family journey as one of only twelve Jewish families to survive the Nazi occupation of Prague during World War II. The film travels from war-torn Eastern Europe to the color and light of South America and is told through the voice of Willer’s father Alfred (as narrated by Bafta award winning actor Tim Piggot Smith), who witnessed bureaucratic nightmares, transportations and suicides but survived to build a post-war life as a successful and influential architect in Brazil. As the world struggles with the ongoing refugee crisis, RED TREES is a timely look at a family besieged by war who finds peace across an ocean.
RED TREES opened in cinemas in London, UK, and across the USA in September 2017 and is currently screening on NETFLIX globally.
Watch ‘Red Trees’ on Netflix