Portugal/Bosnia and
104 MIN

A man, a child, two wars, a river, a tree. A man and a child meet under a tree on a river bank, sharing the same memory and a secret. They find in each other the serenity, the silence and the time they lost in the flowing water of the river.

Best Director - National Competition, IndieLisboa IFF, 2018; Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, CinEuphoria, Portugal, 2019

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Joana Ferreira, Isabel Machado
Director: André Gil Mata
Script: André Gil Mata
Director of Photography: João Ribeiro
Production Designer: Sandra Neves
Sound: Rafael Gonçalves Cardoso, António Pedro Figueiredo
Edit: Tomás Baltazar
Cast: Petar Fradelić, Sanja Vrzić, Filip Živanović
Production: C.R.I.M.

André Gil Mata
Born in São João da Madeira, Portugal, in 1978. After completing a degree in Mathematics, he completed a master’s degree in Dramaturgy and Filmmaking. The Tree is his third feature film.

Water Ark (short, 2009), House (short, 2010); The Gravedigger (short, 2012), Captivity (2012), How I Fell in Love with Eva Ras (2016), The Tree (2018), Pátio do Carrasco (short, 2023).