THE OLIVE TREE

EL OLIVO

By Iciar BOLLAIN

MATCH FACTORY PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2015


Festivals
& Awards

Miami IFF 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SPAIN, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Director(s)
    • Iciar BOLLAIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Paul LAVERTY
    • Producer(s)
    • Juan GORDON (Morena Films), Michael WEBER (Match Factory Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Alma, 20, works in a chicken farm by the village of Canet, in the region of Castellon, on the East coast of Spain. She has a profound connection with her dearly beloved grandfather despite the fact he has stopped talking years ago. But when he begins to refuse food too Alma becomes obsessed with an idea: the only way to save her grandfather is to recover the two thousand year olive tree that the family uprooted and sold 12 years ago against his will.

      Lying through her teeth, without a plan and even less money, Alma engages her wayward uncle "Alcachofa", 45, ruined by the crisis, her colleague Rafa, 30, her friends Wiki (Wikipedia) and Adele and a big part of the small community of Canet in an outrageous endeavor; to find and return the olive tree, lost somewhere in Europe, to its rightful spot in the family grove where it has been tended, and in turn, given life, for over 2 millennium.
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