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IFI SCHOOLS: THE OLIVE TREE (El olivo)

Icíar Bollaín

El olivo

Recommended age 15+

20-year-old Alma works on a chicken farm in the austerity-hit Castellón region of Spain. Her grandfather is on hunger strike, and has not spoken since her father sold the family’s ancient olive tree. Alma believes the only way the old man can be saved is if they find the tree, replanted somewhere in Europe. Persuading her uncle, her workmate and friends to join her, they set off in a ‘borrowed’ truck to track it down. Restoring the tree will restore hope to their family and the region.

Director: Icíar Bollaín

Spain, 2016, Comedy/Drama, English subtitled, 100 mins

In association with Consejería de Educación, Embassy of Spain

Screening as part of the 2016/2017 IFI Schools Programme.

Download the programme here.

Showing at:

Drogheda, Droichead Arts Centre – Oct 19. Droichead Arts Centre on 041 983 3946 

Galway, 22nd Junior Film Fleadh (Nov 9-12) – Nov 11. Junior Film Fleadh on 091 562 200 

Cork, Cork Film Festival (Nov 11-20) – Nov 14. Cork Film Festival on 021 427 1711

Dublin, IFI – Dec 1. IFI Education on 01 679 5744. 

Bray, Mermaid Arts Centre – Jan 17. Mermaid Arts Centre on 01 272 4030 

Waterford, Garter Lane Arts Centre – Jan 25. www.garterlane.ie or 051 855038 

Newbridge, Riverbank Arts Centre – Jan 31. Riverbank Arts Centre on 045 448 327

Dublin, IFI – Feb 8. IFI Education on 01 679 5744. 

Sligo, The Model – Feb 16. The Model on 071 914 1405 

Dún Laoghaire, Pavilion Theatre – Mar 20. Pavilion Theatre on 01 231 2929 

Dublin, IFI – Mar 23. IFI Education on 01 679 5744.

Spain • 2016 • Comedy/Drama • English subtitled 100 mins

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