The Olive Tree

Never lose touch with your roots.

The Olive Tree (2016)


Alma’s family has been producing quality olive oil in the Baix Maestrat area of Spain’s Castellón for generations. Yet changing pressures in the industry have made their traditional practices economically untenable, and the family is now in the mass-production poultry business. Alma’s grandfather has not spoken in years. Sadness envelopes him, and he no longer wants to eat. His sons—Alma’s father and uncle—are impatient with him, but Alma understands her grandfather. She realizes he has been grieving for a thousand-year-old olive tree that the family has uprooted and sold to pay some debts. (A sadly common reality in Castellón at present.) Unable to bear the idea that her grandfather could die without seeing this terrible wrong corrected, Alma undertakes a quixotic mission to locate the tree and return it to the family orchard, so that her grandfather may have peace in his final days.

Director: Icíar Bollaín

Release Date: 2016-05-06
Status: Released
Run time: 96 min / 1:36
Production Companies : Morena Films, Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF), Eurimages, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Match Factory Productions, Movistar+, Natixis Coficiné, Olivo La Película, El, Televisión Española, FFA
Production Countries: Germany, Spain



Anna Castillo
Javier Gutiérrez
Pep Ambrós
Manuel Cucala
Miguel Ángel Aladrén
Carme Pla
Ana Isabel Mena
María Romero
Paula Usero
Janina Agnes Schröder
Cris Blanco
Paco Manzanedo
Inés Ruiz
Alma 8 años
Aina Requena
Madre de Alma
Pia Stutzenstein
Hannah Werth
Pilar García
Alberto Montes
Lesley Jennifer Higl
Cristina García
Mujer del Vivero
Iñaki Mur
Chico Discoteca
Ana Ulloa
Médico SS
Alexander Eisenbraun
Guardia de Seguridad
Jürgen Klein
Guardia de Seguridad 2
Rafa Cantos
Chico Cama
Anselmo Sospedra
Hombre Mesa Bar 1
Francisco Marín
Hombre Mesa Bar 2
Emilio Verges
Hombre Mesa Bar 3
Ángel Ferreres
Hombre Mesa Bar 4
Alba Saura
José Torres
Hombre Mayor Sordo
María Dolores Bel
Mujer Mayor
Nicolás Ogalla
Vicent Cauxach
Hombre Mayor Enfadado
Natxo Rodes
Daniel Rueda
Vigilante Seguridad Francés
Juanma Lara


Camera Sergi Gallardo Director of Photography
Directing Icíar Bollaín Director
Sound Pascal Gaigne Original Music Composer
Production Juan Gordon Producer
Editing Nacho Ruiz Capillas Editor
Production Mireia Juárez Casting
Art Laia Colet Art Direction
Art Anja Fromm Art Direction
Art Irene Milla Art Department Assistant
Art Cristina Foradada Property Master
Art Stefan Isfort Property Master
Art Marta Bazaco Set Decoration
Art Angela Nahum Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Fran Cruz Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Susanne Sasserath Costume Design
Directing Núria Casanueva Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Rocío Redondo Assistant Costume Designer
Production Tatiana Dunyó Casting Assistant
Lighting Tito Arcas Gaffer
Lighting Georg Nonnenmacher Gaffer
Camera Paul Pieck Camera Operator
Camera José Haro Still Photographer
Camera Marino Scandurra Still Photographer
Camera Julio Fernández Santa Key Grip
Visual Effects Josep Claret Special Effects Supervisor
Sound Iñaki Díez Boom Operator
Sound Roger Orcau Boom Operator
Sound Miguel Barbosa Foley
Sound Diego S. Staub Foley
Sound Andrea Paralta Sound Editor
Sound Sergio Testón Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Pelayo Gutiérrez Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Marcela Barreto Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Paco Rodríguez H. Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Karmele Soler Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ute Paffendorf Wardrobe Supervisor
Sound Eva Valiño Production Sound Mixer
Sound Pelayo Gutiérrez Sound Designer
Crew Elena Alcolea Post Production Supervisor
Production Cristina Zumárraga Production Manager
Production Pilar Benito Executive Producer
Production Pedro Uriol Executive Producer
Production Michael Weber Co-Producer
Production Viola Fügen Co-Producer
Writing Paul Laverty Writer

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