“The Olive Tree”

Director:           Icíar Bollaín

Duration:          1 hr 48 mins

Language:        Spanish

Starring:           Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani

Time:               8.00pm

Location:          Fermanagh House

The Olive Tree is a 2016 Spanish drama film directed by Icíar Bollaín. It was also named as one of three films that could be chosen as the Spanish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, but it was not selected.


Alma is a young girl with emotional problems and a special relationship with her grandfather Ramón, an old country man who stopped talking about 12 years ago after his son, Alma's father, sold a 2000-years-old olive tree in order to open a restaurant. Dominated by the sadness and the melancholia by the loss of his most beloved tree, Ramon spends his days visiting the place where the olive tree was planted, hoping the day the tree returns. Unable to bear the situation any longer, Alma looking for the olive tree, discovering that it was acquired by a Germany's energy company located in Dusseldorf. Without money or resources, Alma convinces her uncle Alcachofa and her friend Rafa to go in a truck from Spain to Germany to recover the tree, starting a travel with unexpected consequences for everyone...

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