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The Olive Tree comes to UK cinemas and Digital HD in March
23 January 2017
Eureka Entertainment are to release The Olive Tree [El olivo], Icíar Bollaín’s inspirational and poignant story of a vibrant, determined young woman on a journey, in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) and Digital HD in March from Eureka Entertainment.
From Goya Award Winner and internationally acclaimed director Icíar Bollaín (Even the Rain, Take My Eyes), The Olive Tree follows a wilful and spirited young woman named Alma who embarks on a journey from the East coast of Spain to Germany in order to retrieve an ancient olive tree precious to her ailing grandfather. With the help of a variety of friends & new acquaintances, she pulls everyone she encounters into her plan with unexpected consequences for all involved.
The powerful feature film which stars Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez and Pep Ambròs was written by Paul Laverty, winner of the Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival for Sweet Sixteen. Laverty is also well-known for penning Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winner The Wind that Shakes the Barley, the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize Winner The Angels’ Share and the BAFTA nominated I, Daniel Blake.
Described by Guy Lodge in Variety as "An earthy, quietly stirring Spanish fable" and Jonathan Holland in The Hollywood Reporter as "rooted in the best cinematic soil there is – emotional truth," The Olive Tree will be released in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) and on Digital HD from 17 March 2017 from Eureka Entertainment.