The olive tree, a film by Icíar Bollaín

olivierInspired by the Olive Tree, this touching film by Iciar Bollaín carries a strong social and political message and invites to a journey with moving force the sacred tree of the Mediaterranean …

Alma, a dynamic young woman living in a seaside village in Spain, regains possession of her grandfather’s farm. He had been forced to sell his millenary olive grove to a multinational and never got over it. Alma decides to reverse the established order and follows the traces of this unique tree, last connection with the family land. An extraordinary journey that turns to a David-Goliath fight. With no concrete plan or money, she manages to convince her family and friends to follow her in the search of this tree that had belonged to her family for more than two thousand years…

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