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Trädälskaren (The Tree Lover)
dir. Jonas Selberg Augustsén
Sweden, 2008, 76 minutes
Swedish with English sub-titles

Bright Nights: The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Friday, April 20, 2012, 9:00 pm
The filmmaker and his crew, all from northern Sweden who have moved to the south to work, decide to return home and build a dream tree house 14 metres above ground and overlooking a magnificent valley. As they build, they ponder the great philosophical questions of life, as well as the more specific questions of the profound differences between rural and urban Sweden. Utterly absorbing, amusing, and often astonishingly beautiful. Preceded by the quirky short comedy, INSTEAD OF ABRACADABRA (Patrick Eklund, 2008, 22 minutes), in which an amateur -- and amateurish -- magician tries to win over his attractive neighbour. English sub-titles.