Film Club ”The Olive Tree” 19th April
Director: Icíar Bollaín
Cast: Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambròs
FILM INFO: 100 minutes, Spanish/German/English/French 2016, Cert: Club
From the pen of Paul Laverty, comes a heartfelt and warm family drama about reconciliation and hope. Lena’s family, from austerity-hit Castellón region of Spain, is struggling. Her grandfather once the proud owner of an Olive farm has withdrawn into himself. Her father and uncles fight among themselves about what the future could hold. Impulsively Lena set forth on a journey to recover her Grandfathers Olive Tree, which has been encased in the headquarters of a soulless German Multinational. Lena journey
isa spiritual quest to reconcile her families past and to provide light to her grieving Grandfather. Uplifting, passionate and delightful, The Olive Treeis a film about hope and honouring past generations and a belief in the strength of familial bonds.