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The Olive Tree

El olivo
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A deceptively simple drama about a family and its thousand-year-old olive tree that is rooted in the best cinematic soil there is -- emotional truth -- The Olive Tree gets its hooks in early on, and then never lets up.

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From internationally acclaimed director Icíar Bollaín, The Olive Tree follows a wilful and spirited young woman named Alma who embarks on a journey from the East coast of Spain to Germany in order to retrieve an ancient olive tree precious to her ailing grandfather. With the help of a variety of friends & new acquaintances, she pulls everyone she encounters into her plan with unexpected consequences for all involved.

This powerful feature film which stars Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez and Pep Ambròs was written by Paul Laverty, screenwriter of Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley, The Angels’ Share and the BAFTA-winning I, Daniel Blake.

Language Cafe: Wednesday 29 March, 18:00

Join us for a special Language Cafe after the 18:00 screening on Wednesday 29 March where you can have a drink and an informal chat about the film in Spanish. Don't worry if your Spanish is a little bit rusty, our experts will be on hand to help out with those bits of vocab you don't know.

BBFC Advice: This film contains strong language

Director(s): Icíar Bollaín   Country of Origin: Spain, Germany Language(s):In Spanish (subtitles in English) 
Year: 2016   Running Time: 1hr 40 mins  
BBFC Advice: 15 No children under 15 may watch this film.  

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Brian Thompson said...

An absolutely marvellous, MARVELLOUS, film! Poignant and funny. This is an early highlight of the year for me, for a simple allegorical tale. This is the sort of film that gets remade for people averse to subtitled films, but it won't be this film. Not many screenings left, Do Not Miss.

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