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|Sun 2 Apr|
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GLC: El Olivo/The Olive Tree
Spanish woman refuses to let the past die in Iciar Bollain's seventh feature.
A deceptively simple drama about a family and its thousand-year-old olive tree that is rooted in the best cinematic soil there is - emotional truth - The Olive Tree gets its hooks in early on, and then never lets up. Combining social criticism with a deeply human story about the broken and unbroken bonds between generations, this yarn about a young Spanish woman's literal and spiritual quest to recover a symbolically significant olive tree from its new corporate owners is, like the best work of Bollain, co-scriptwriter Paul Laverty and their colleague and mentor Ken Loach, cinema that cares and wants to make the world better. In Spain at least, sadly it's an increasingly rare subgenre.
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