‘The Treehouse’ Combines Documentary Footage of Indigenous Tribes With a Science Fiction Story Set on Mars – and It’s Brilliant
Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 by Siddhant Adlakha
Science fiction elucidates, though it rarely does so with such precision. Minh Quý Truong’s Nhà Cây (The Treehouse) began as a documentary on indigenous tribes, but it morphed toward abstraction during its lengthy edit. What Truong wanted to say with his film — about the ways in which we remember, and about the ethics and brutality of the moving image — could not be contained within the literal, or within the traditionally cinematic. So, he chose a new narrative framework: human colonies on Mars in the year 2045.