Red Trees

Directed by Marina Willer
Theatrical Release Date 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. Photographed by Academy Award® nominee César 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 Pigott-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.

Name Role
Marina Willer Director
Marina Willer Writer
Brian Eley Writer
Leena Telén Writer
Country United Kingdom
Original Language English
Run time 87 min
Year Completed 2017