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The Fir Tree

Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's fairytale, this remarkable Danish film tells the story of a Christmas tree from a most unusual angle - through the 'voice' of the tree itself. The tree has big ambitions, doing everything it can to grow so tall that it reaches the sky. Featuring extraordinary photography, the film follows the adventures of its life from sapling to maturity, culminating in a triumphal Christmas Day. Along the way, viewers experience the natural - and human - world from a strangely moving perspective.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 22 Dec 2015 19:30

Evergreen coniferous tree

Evergreen coniferous tree
Fir is a species of evergreen coniferous tree in the family Pinaceae.

Find out more about coniferous forests on BBC Nature


Role Contributor
DirectorLars Ostenfeld