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As her husband is dying in a nearby room, a young woman named Ailyn sits in an abandoned reading room with a priest named Richard. Ailyn -- who is accustomed to being cared for -- subtly tries to seduce Richard into taking care of her. The pair take an emotional journey as they talk of trees, love, childhood, death, and Cinderella's betrayal of young girls' ambitions. Tree of Life portrays the meeting of two lonely people reckoning with the broken hearts and deeply rooted fears that keep them from connecting. This two-character full-length drama is about need and the mistakes we make in grief.

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