Red Trees

Rated NR 87 min. 2017

Award-winning filmmaker, Marina Willer (Cartas da Mae), 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. Photographed by Academy Award® nominee Ce´sar Charlone (City of God), 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 Tim Piggot Smith, Quantum of Solace), who witnessed bureaucratic nightmares, transportations and suicides but survived to build a post-war life as an architect in Brazil. As the world struggles with the current refugee crisis, RED TREES is a timely look at a family besieged by war who finds peace across an ocean.

Film Credits

Director: Marina Willer

Writer: Brian Eley, Leena Telén and Marina Willer

Cast: Alfred Willer


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