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by Icíar Bollaín


Alma, 20, works in a chicken farm by the village of Canet, in the province of Castellon, on the East coast of Spain. She has a profound connection with her dearly beloved Grandfather, despite the fact he stopped talking years ago. But when he starts to refuse food as well, Alma becomes obsessed with an idea: the only way to save her Grandfather is to recover the two-thousand-year-old olive tree that the family uprooted and sold 12 years ago against his will.

international title: The Olive Tree
original title: El olivo
country: Spain, Germany
sales agent: Seville International [CA]
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Icíar Bollaín
film run: 96'
release date: ES 4/03/2016, FR 13/07/2016
screenplay: Paul Laverty
cast: Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambrós
cinematography by: Sergi Gallardo
art director: Laia Colet
music: Pascal Gaigne
producer: Juan Gordon
co-producer: Michael Weber, Viola Fügen
production: Morena Films, Match Factory Productions, El olivo la Película A.I.E
backing: TVE, Movistar+, Eurimages, Creative Europe - MEDIA
distributor: Entertainment One - eOne Films Spain, Piffl Medien Filmverleih, Haut et Court
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