SIP FilmFest 2018: El Olivo / The Olive Tree

Directed by Iciar Bollaín. Spain, 2016. Drama. 110 min. (trailer / details)
Charlottesville City Hall Council Chambers

  • 8:00–8:10pm Introduction to the film
  • 8:10–10:30pm Film and discussion

Alma, 20, works on a chicken farm in the province of Castellon, on the east coast of Spain. She has a profound connection with her dearly beloved grandfather despite the fact that he stopped talking years ago. But when he begins to refuse too, Alma becomes obsessed with an idea: the only way to save her grandfather is to recover the millennial olive tree that the family uprooted and sold 12 years before against his will.

Awards and nominations:

  • Festival de Cinema Brasileiro de Paris, 2017: Best Movie
  • Festival de Gramado, 2017: Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actress (Maria Ribeiro), Best Actor (Paulo Vilhena), and other technical awards
Charlottesville City Hall Council Chambers
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Event Date: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018 7:00 PM