The Olive Tree

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Movie Info

A young woman tries to get back the family olive tree.

Cast & Crew

Javier Gutiérrez
Alcachofa
Ana Ulloa
Doctor
Juanma Lara
Nikolai Will
Security Guard 2
Pep Ambròs
Rafa
Aina Requena
Madre de Alma
Miguel Ángel Aladren
Paul Laverty
Screenwriter
Pascal Gaigne
Original Music
Sergi Gallardo
Cinematographer
Laia Colet
Art Director
Anja Fromm
Art Director
Marta Bazaco
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Critic Reviews for The Olive Tree (El olivo)

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (3)

  • This is a small, soulful film that has two stars: the feisty Spanish actress Anna Castillo and a vast, gnarled, thousand-year-old olive tree.

    March 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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  • The film has gentleness and charm.

    March 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Commentary on a changing Europe underpins 'The Olive Tree', but the human relationships are most poignant here.

    March 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
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  • A deceptively simple drama about a family and its thousand-year-old olive tree that is rooted in the best cinematic soil there is -- emotional truth -- The Olive Tree gets its hooks in early on, and then never lets up.

    February 27, 2017 | Full Review…
  • An earthy, quietly stirring Spanish fable that finds familial, regional and environmental grievances inseparably tangled in its branches.

    February 27, 2017 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Variety
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  • A clean, original storyline, good acting, a strong visual sense of the Spanish countryside all combine to make The Olive Tree a superb experience.

    October 19, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Olive Tree (El olivo)

  • Sep 06, 2016
    It is not always subtle when it comes to its drama and has an easy ending that makes it feel like it lacks something as a character study, but it compensates for that with a lot of heart, honesty and an intense performance by Anna Castillo to make it definitely worth it.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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