PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

World premiere

The Red Tree

Local title
Punane puu
Title in Russian
Красное дерево
Original title
El árbol rojo
Director
Joan Gómez Endara
Country
Colombia, Panama, France
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
First Feature Competition
Genre
road film, drama
Subject
music, family relations, friendship, journey, support

Eliécer is a middle-aged man whose way of life has pretty much settled. The familiar life can no longer continue when a little girl called Esperanza appears behind his door. The girl claims to be his half-sister and has come to look for him after the death of their father. Not wanting to take Esperanza to live with him, he decides to take her to the capital to look for the mother who left her as a child.

The man packs up his unique musical instrument, collects what little money he has and starts looking for a boatman to take them across the water. The boatman found is Toño, who has a dream of a big city and a career as a boxer. The three different paths join into a journey that leads to adventure, self-discovery and intimacy. As events unfold, they all get closer to their true desires.

“The Red Tree” is a road movie that tells a captivating story about three people at very different stages of life. The author reflects on both universal and individual questions. During the production process, the film has received a lot of recognition and media coverage from various work in progress programmes, which has inspired Joan Gómez Endara to start several new film projects.

Dora Lall

Director
Joan Gómez Endara
Screenwriter
Joan Gomez E., Ivan Sierra S.
Cast
Carlos Vergara, Shaday Velasquez, Jhoyner Salgado
Producer
Sonia Barrera Gutiérrez, Joan Gómez Endara, Viviana Gómez Echeverry
DoP
Mateo Guzman
Editor
Mauricio Lleras
Music
Camilo Sanabria
Production
Big-Sur Películas, Viso Producciones, RTVC Play, Mass Media Communications.
World sales
The Open Reel
Runtime
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English, Estonian
Director
Joan Gómez Endara

Joan Gómez Endara on Colombias elav ja töötav filmirežissöör ja -produtsent ning ühtlasi sealse filmiproduktsioonifirma Big-Sur Peliculas kaasasutaja. On lavastanud ja kaaskirjutanud lühifilmid „Bloodfighters“ ja „The Wallet“, mis võeti üles Barcelonas 2013. aastal. Ta on töötanud ka teles teise režissööri ja abirežissöörina mitmete tuntud kodumaiste filmide ja filmikompaniide juures ning tal on magistrikraad filmirežii alal Kataloonia filmikoolist (ESCAC). „Punane puu“ on Endara esimene täispikk mängufilm.

Best Film Award, grant of 5000 euros from National Geographic

Screenings

Hall 2 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening120201 / Punane puu
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsJoan Gómez Endara - Director, Sonia Barrera Gutiérrez - Producer, Maria Cecilia Arias - Producer, Mauricio Lleras - Editor
Q&A duration
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Hall Electric Cinema
Screening132203 / Punane puu
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening171601 / Punane puu
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Trailer