RED TREES REVIEWED
“Red Trees” is about fuzzy cultural backgrounds and the need to make sense of family history. While I’m not familiar with director Marina Willer, she creates a visually driven documentary that attempts to explain her family’s origins. She draws identity from many lands and cultures, but never feels like she belongs to one specific place. In a way, it feels like a documentary for the age. But, there’s still that over-arching pain of trying to frame the refugee crisis into a sympathetic plight. The compassionate will feel the draw, but it still doesn’t have that cross-boundary angle that I expected. Oh well, it’s well worth checking out.
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 1/23/18
The Plot Thus Far
Traces a family’s journey as one of only twelve Jewish families to survive the Nazi occupation of Prague during World War II.