The Olive Tree

May 23

A headstrong young woman decides to recover a one thousand year old olive tree that the family has uprooted and sold to a foreign energy company. An example of filmmaking that cares, co-written by director Bollain and Paul Laverty, mentored by Ken Loach. With a theme of family dynamics homing in on what brings family members together and what pulls them apart, the subject matter is shot through with big business versus environmental tensions.

‘A deceptively simple drama …that is rooted in the best cinematic soul there is, emotional truth.’ (Jonathon Holland, Hollywood Reporter.)

Starring

Anna Castillo, Javier Gutierrez, Pep Ambros

Film Information

Title The Olive Tree
Directed by Iciar Bollain
Country Spain
Classification 12A
Running Time 100 mins
Release Year 2016
Subtitles Yes
Colour Yes