The Tree

Czech Republic/France, 2015, 15 min.
Directed by
Lucie Sunková

This short animated film by Lucie Sunková is a metaphor on the parallels between the lives of trees and people, a lyrical poem on birth and death, an ode to the passage of time.  It tells the story of parenthood, going beyond the boundaries of one’s (not only human) life. It is a parable on relationships, apparent hopelessness, and a promise of happiness. The technique of painting on glass is not just an animation method, but being so painstaking and artistic it works as another level of the whole parable.