• How Harry Became a Tree

    2001. Ireland/Italy/Great Britain/France. Goran Paskaljevic. 99 min.

Saturday, January 26, 2008, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • How Harry Became a Tree

    2001. Ireland/Italy/Great Britain/France. Directed by Goran Paskaljevic. Screenplay by Paskaljevic, Stephen Walsh, Christine Gentet-Paskaljevic, based on the story "Lao Dan" by Yang Zhengguang. With Colm Meaney, Adrian Dunbar, Cillian Murphy. Although Paskaljevic's The Powder Keg/Cabaret Balkan (1998) was a success in Serbia, the escalating conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the artist's criticism of Milosevic made it difficult for him to return to his home country. But Paskaljevic kept working as a filmmaker, and he was determined to show the emotional and physical costs of hatred with How Harry Became a Tree. Set in Ireland in 1924, the film centers on Harry, a farmer, who, years ago, lost his son in the civil strife with England. In the present, Harry decides to hate his neighbor, a powerful man, and becomes bedeviled by a recurring nightmare of turning into a tree that is chopped down for coffins. In English. 99 min.

In the Film exhibition Goran Paskaljevic

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