The Olive Tree (15)

Monday 11th September 2017

Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm

Our 9th season opens with The Olive Tree...

A bittersweet tale of family loyalties and ecological concerns. Alma is a young girl with a special relationship with her grandfather Ramón, an old country man who stopped talking about 12 years ago after his son, Alma's father, sold a 2000-years-old olive tree in order to open a restaurant. Dominated by the loss of his most beloved tree, Ramon spends his days visiting the place where the olive tree was planted, hoping the day the tree returns.  Alma, discovering that it was acquired by a company Dusseldorf, and without money or resources, she convinces her uncle Alcachofa and her friend Rafa to go in a truck from Spain to Germany to recover the tree, starting a travel with unexpected consequences for everyone... 

'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.' Jonathan Holland, Hollywood reporter

'The film has such charm and promotes such good... The phrase is "heartwarming" I believe.' Donald Clarke, Irish Times

Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for under 18s, and are available online now or in advance from Watts Trading or on the door if not already sold out.

Screening details

Date: 11 September 2017

Time: Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm

Venue: Church Rooms, Church Lane, Lostwithiel

Film details

Year: 2017

Country: Spain, Germany

Director: Raul Arevalo

Cast: Anna Castillo, Javier Gutierrez, Pep Ambros, Manuel Cucala

Certificate: 15

Length: 1hr 40m