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THE TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS (12A) – 1978 Italy 186 min – subtitled
Saturday 2 December 2017 at 2:00 pm
Note early start owing to the length of the performance.
Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes and regarded as the last great work of Italian neo-realism, Olmi’s film depicts the lives of the peasants living and working for a landlord in 19th century Lombardy over the course of a year. One father, trying to provide an education for his son, uses the tree of the title, with terrible consequences for his family. “One of the most neglected masterworks of the Italian cinema” (Empire).
Show starts at 2.00 pm, ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)
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