1st February 2019
2016, Spain (subtitles) 100 mins
This heart-warming Spanish drama follows a wilful and spirited young woman named Alma who adores her grandfather, a man who has not spoken for years. When the elderly man also refuses to eat, she embarks on a journey from the east coast of Spain to Germany in order to retrieve an ancient thousand-year-old olive tree precious to her grandfather after it had been sold against his will. With the help of a variety of friends & new acquaintances, she pulls everyone she encounters into her plan with unexpected consequences for all involved.
From internationally celebrated director Icíar Bollaín, and written by her partner Paul Laverty, Laverty is well-known for penning Ken Loach's Palme d’Or winner The Wind that Shakes the Barley and the BAFTA Award-winning I, Daniel Blake.