Only a tree.

Presented in 2014 at NexT International Film Festival, The Tree, directed by Mihai Sofronea, is a Romanian experimental short film that creates a heavy atmosphere only by using powerful images.

Director: Mihai Sofronea
Scriptwriters: Mihai Sofronea
Cast: Costina Ciuciulică, Adrian Văncică
Produced by: Adina Dulcu, Adrian Smarandache, Mihai Sofronea
Cinematography by: Toni Cartu
Film editing by: Sorin Baican
Category: short film
Genre: drama
An: 2013
Duration: 13 minutes
Subtitles: n/a

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A man. A woman. A tree. Their story.

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The story of a man and a woman is built in the middle of nowhere, around a tree. Without dialogue, built through static shots, The Tree is an experimental film that shows that there is no need of words to reveal a powerful story.


“An experiment about statics and dynamics, […] The Tree brings variations of the same image’s theme, and each returning to it reveals a new meaning” (Bianca Bănică,


  • NexT International Film Festival (National Competition) – Romania, 2014
  • Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, BIEFF (International Competition) – Romania, 2014
  • Ankara International Film Festival (International Competition) – Turkey, 2014
  • Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival (European Panorama) – Portugal, 2014
  • Bogoshorts International Film Festival (Panorama) – Colombia, 2015
  • Romanian Short Waves (Cannes Short Film Corner) – France, 2014
  • Divan Film Festival – Romania, 2014
  • Victoria Film Festival – Romania, 2014
  • The Long Night of Romanian Short Films – Berlin, 2015