Cherry Tree :- Watch Cherry Tree on Youtube on Fire, This turned ended up being a bit of a disappointment for the opening film of the weekend. Director David Keating’s follow up to Wake Wood is a tale of witchcraft set in an Irish high school. Naomi Battrick stars as Faith, an outcast teenager who learns her father (Sam Hazeldine) is dying of cancer and only has months left to live. When her mysterious new teacher Sissy (Anna Walton) promises to cure her father in exchange for a child all sorts of strange shit ensues. The movie was a bit of a mixed bag, the film looks great, giving off a very Gothic vibe and there’s also some freaky imagery mainly involving a Centipede. The acting for the most part is also decent with the young cast doing their best with what can only be described as a hokey, cliche ridden script. I also liked the relationship between Faith and her father, it was the most natural part of the movie. Apart from the script the other main problem I had with the film was it just seemed at times to be a bunch of nice looking scenes edited together with no rhyme or reason, jumping from one scene to the next with no real cohesion. Overall, this must go down as a disappointment, no idea why this was given the prestigious opening slot, if it was tucked away on a Friday afternoon or even a discovery screen it might have played better under less pressure, luckily there would be better films to follow.
Cherry Tree on YoutubeonFire :-
Release: 2015 (Ireland)
IMDB Rating: 4.3/10
Director: David Keating
Stars: Naomi Battrick, Patrick Gibson, Sam Hazeldine