The Butterfly Tree

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The Butterfly Tree
Theatrical film poster
Directed by Priscilla Cameron
Produced by Bridget Callow-Wright
Written by Priscilla Cameron
Music by Caitlin Yeo
Cinematography Jason Hargreaves
Edited by Rodrigo Balart
Release date
Running time
96 minutes
Country Australia
Language English

The Butterfly Tree is a 2017 Australian drama film directed by Priscilla Cameron.[2] It had its premiere at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival,[1] and was screened in the Discovery section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.[3]


Evelyn is an ex-burlesque queen who puts a curse on single dad Al and his son Fin with her zest for life. When both Al and Fin learn they are competing for Evelyn's love, their competition brings back memories over the death of Fin's mother.



The Butterfly Tree received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, earning a 57% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


Award Category Subject Result
AACTA Awards
Best Original Screenplay Priscilla Cameron Nominated
Best Actor Ewen Leslie Nominated
Best Original Music Score Caitlin Yeo Nominated
FCCA Award Best Supporting Actor Ed Oxenbould Nominated


  1. ^ a b Jake Watt (12 August 2017). "SWITCH. | Film review: The Butterfly Tree - A gorgeous slice of Aussie cinema". SWITCH. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Film Review: 'The Butterfly Tree'". Variety. 26 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Toronto Film Festival Adds International Films, Talks With Angelina Jolie and Javier Bardem". The Wrap. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.

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