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The Olive Tree (15)

23 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Scottish screenwriter Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake) and Madrid-born director Icíar Bollaín follow up their award-winner Even the Rain with this beautifully tender comedy/drama road movie. Alma (Anna Castillo), a spirited Spanish farmer, sets out on a journey to reclaim her grandfather’s favourite olive tree, which was uprooted and sold to a German company 10 years earlier. Her quixotic quest reflects a desire common to many: to undo the damage inflicted by Spain’s boom-and-bust economy on the country’s landscape and its communities.

a sun-dappled fable with equal parts wit, conscience and melancholy.

★★★★ The Upcoming
  • Director Icíar Bollaín
  • Cast Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambròs
  • Running time 1h40m
  • Certification 15
  • Language Spanish with English subtitles
  • Country Spain
  • Year of production 2016
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