The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978 Italy) 186 mins, Cert. 12A (subtitled)

Note early start owing to the length of the performance.

Director: Ermanno Olmi           
Stars: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli

Image of film appears here

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 19 th 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).

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Saturday 2nd December 2017

Show starts at 2.00 pm, ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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