The Oliver Tree (El Olivo)

Town Hall Theatre / Time: 10:00 / Friday 11th November 2016 / 15+
Spain / 2016 Comedy / Drama / 100 mins

This screening is presented in association with IFI Education 

The film will be introduced and a study guide will be available.

20-year-old Alma works on a chicken farm in the austerity – hit Castellon region of Spain. Her grandfather is on hunger strike, and has not spoken since her father sold the family’s ancient olive tree. Alma believes the only way he can be saved is if they find the tree, replanted somewhere in Europe. Persuading her uncle, her workmate and friends to join her, they set off in a ‘borrowed’ truck to track it down. Restoring the tree will restore hope to their family and the region.

Director Icíar Bollaín
Cast Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambros

Spanish with English subtitles

Key Study Areas
Spanish Senior Cycle / Coming of Age / Society and Culture