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The Cherry Tree

Directed by Matthieu Boivineau

Short Narrative
France | 27 min | 2017

A large cherry tree in a garden, a family, moments of life, time passing by. Through the 4 seasons, this majestic cherry tree changes, this family too.
Like a poem about passing time and an ode to nature, a reflection on our changing identities …

The Cherry Tree - Matthieu BoivineauMatthieu Boivineau
Director, Producer, Writer

Born in Poitiers in 1985, Matthieu Boivineau grew up in Châteaubriant (FRANCE), an small city between Rennes, Nantes and Angers. Directing his first short films in school, from animating modeling, to clips and shorts documentary, he refines his vision and learns to master the tools of creation.

Along with a BTS Audiovisual (LISA, Angoulême, major of promotion) and some training courses on shooting in Poitou-Charente, he began writing his first feature film “Denis”. With a little unconsciousness but a lot of determination, he decides to produce it himself, and to realize it of course. An associative structure, a few helpers, personal funds and a lot of resourcefulness allow him to shoot for 6 weeks with a team of students and professionals throughout France. It celebrates its 20 years during the shooting. After a year of editing, Les Films à Fleur de Peau is seduced by the film. On October 7, 2009, Denis released in dozens of cinemas in Paris and in the provinces.

The Cherry Tree - Poster

Film Information

Director: Matthieu Boivineau
Country: France
Year: 2017
Language: French
Runtime: 27 min
Rated: PG


Producers: Matthieu Boivineau
Editor: Pascal Garrigue
Sound Editor: Jean-Baptiste and Renaud Duguet
Director of Photography: Jérémy Lebreton and Jimmy Boutry
Original Music/Composer:  Simon Rousseau

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