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The Olive Tree (2016 Spain/Germany) Cert. 15, subtitled
Thursday 11 May 2017 at 2:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Director: Iciar Bollain
Stars: Anna Castillo, Javier GutiÈrrez, Pep AmbrÚs, Manuel Cucala
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Bollaín’s road-trip drama, written by her partner Paul Laverty (whose work on I, Daniel Blake was recently appreciated by a number of sell-out audiences at the David Lean), follows Alba (Anna Castillo) in her quixotic search for the 2000-year old olive tree beloved of her grandfather, which his children sold off to pay for a failed restaurant business.
She persuades her friend and a sceptical uncle to drive a truck from Spain to Dusseldorf to try to retrieve the tree from the foyer of a German energy company, gathering an online eco-activist following along the way.
The Olive Tree “has such charm and promotes such good” (The Irish Times).
Here is a link to an extensive Review from The Hollywood Reporter (also covers a few other recent releases, if you scroll down far enough.)
That review lacks a link a Trailer, but this can be seen below – [fvplayer src=”https://youtu.be/7sU2LVn87GA”]
Show starts at 2.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)
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