A review of the independent film “The Butterfly Tree”

I saw this very low budget film last weekend at the Oz Film Festival in London when it was followed by a Q & A with first-time Australian writer and director Priscilla Cameron.

It tells the tangled story of how widower Al (Ewen Leslie) and his emotionally damaged son Fin (Ed Oxenbould) are both attracted to the undoubted charms of Evelyn (Melissa george), a former burlesque dancer who now runs a local flower shop.

It is a colourful and inventive production. but rather quirky and somewhat unclear, and therefore the kind of film that would benefit from a second viewing – but you would really have to search it out even for a first viewing (worth it though).


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