Butterfly Tree, The

Melissa George returns to Australian film to star in Priscilla Cameron’s visually stunning magic realist tale about a burlesque dancer turned florist who brightens the lives of a despondent father and son. Thirteen year old Fin (Ed Oxenbould) is mourning the death of his mother when he meets Evelyn, a recent transplant to his rural Queensland town, and is drawn into her colourful lifestyle. An adolescent crush grows, where Fin experiences a confusing mix of desire combined with a longing for maternal love. But his friendship with and fantasy of Evelyn is rocked when it becomes clear that his father Al (Ewen Leslie) has also fallen for Evelyn’s charms. An intimate and unique coming-of-age film, Cameron crafts a fantastical romantic piece about love, and it’s intersections with loss.

[Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session. High-Tea: In-Cinema dining session. CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.]

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Rating M
Genre Drama
Running Time 96
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