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22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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El olivo / Der Olivenbaum / The Olive Tree
Made in Spain
'EL OLIVO' (Made in Spain)
Foto: Asier Garmendia
'EL OLIVO' (Made in Spain)
Foto: Gorka Estrada

Alma (20) works on a chicken farm. Her grandfather, who stopped talking years ago, has now decided to stop eating too. Alma becomes obsessed with the idea the only thing she can do to get him back is to recover the thousand year-old olive tree sold by the family against his wishes. 

BIOGRAPHY

Iciar Bollaín made her directorial debut with Hola, estas sola?, (Hi, Are You Alone?), one of the biggest Spanish box office hits of 1996. Flores de otro mundo (Flowers from Another World), won an award at the Cannes Critics’ Week (1999). Te doy mis ojos (Take My Eyes, 2003) carried off two Silver Conchas in San Sebastian for its two headliners and landed seven Goyas, including Best Film, among many other international awards. In 2009, También la lluvia (Even the Rain), written by Paul Laverty, landed 13 Goya nominations, won the Panorama Award at the Berlinale, the Ariel Award for Best Latin American Film and was the film chosen to represent Spain in the run-up to the Oscars. 

CAST & CREW
Director
Iciar Bollain
Screenplay
Paul Laverty
Production
Match Factory Productions
Photography
Sergi Gallardo
Edition
Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Music
Pascal Gaigne
Cast
Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambròs
Format
DCP FOLLOWING DCI
Sales
Seville Films International
455 St-Antoine Street West, Suite 300
H2Z 1J1
Montreal
Canada
Running Time
98 m.
Country
Spain - Germany
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