Today the entire planet talks about the environment and environmentalism – yet it often forgets to listen to Nature itself first. Peter Wohlleben, author of the bestseller The Secret Life of Trees, travels from one continent to another to reveal and describe the secret world of forests. The model that regulates the life of trees and plants, illuminated by an iron rule of solidarity and cohesion, is the key to an awareness that cannot be further delayed. Wohlleben traveled to Sweden to see the oldest trees in the world, visited factories in Vancouver that explore new approaches to environmental conservation, and joined the demonstrations of environmentalists everywhere. Because the fate of man and his survival on Earth is intimately linked to the good health of the great forests and the time to take care of them is now.

Director’s biography

Jörg Adolph was born in Herford in 1967. He is considered one of the leading directors of documentaries in Germany, often making films about the artistic process, including films about publisher Gerhard Steidl and the Oberammergau Passion Play. Last year he was nominated for the German Film Award for Parents’ School. The film was the subject of much public controversy and political debate.

Festivals and awards

Vancouver International Film Festival 2020


The Hidden Life of Trees (doc.)
Director: Jörg Adolph
Country: Germany
Year: 2020.
Runtime: 96′
Language: German
Cast: Peter Wohlleben
Production: Constantin Film
Green zone

Kombank dvorana, 7. nov, 21:00 / Cine Grand, 7. nov, 21:00 / Bioskop Fontana, 8. nov, 18:00 /
Dom omladine Beograda, 9. nov, 20:30 / Kulturni centar Novi Sad, 8. nov, 20:30 / Cineplexx Niš, 6. nov, 17:30