Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The Olive Tree - El Olivo (2016)

In cinemas now, The Olive Tree (or El Olivo as it’s known in its native Spanish) is director Icíar Bollaín’s third collaboration with the writer and long-term screenwriting partner of Ken Loach, Paul Laverty. It is an aesthetically beautiful, heartfelt and spiritual film that explores the notions of hope, tradition, history and economic decline.

The film dares to ask the question of just how the generation of Spaniards coming of age now are coping with the after effects of the global economic decline in a country – and countryside – that has been continually sold, resold and built upon, and exactly what kind of future is it that these twentysomethings will have for themselves and their country?

See my full review at The Geek Show

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