The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre

Thursday, April 27th 2017:


The Olive Tree (El Olivio)
The Olive Tree (El Olivio)
Join us for a night of Spanish food and cinema with our Cottage Café serving up some classic Spanish dishes and wine ahead of the wonderful family drama, The Olive Tree (El Olivio).
From the pen of Paul Laverty (The Wind That Shakes the Barley), comes a heartfelt family drama about reconciliation and hope. Lena’s family, from austerity-hit Castellón region of Spain, is struggling. Her grandfather, once the proud owner of an Olive farm has withdrawn into himself; her father and uncles fight among themselves about what the future could hold. Impulsively Lena sets forth on a journey to recover her Grandfather’s Olive Tree, a spiritual quest to reconcile her family’s past and to provide light to her grieving Grandfather. Uplifting, passionate and delightful, The Olive Tree is a film about hope, honouring past generations and a belief in the strength of familial bonds.

Please note; ‘The Olive Tree' contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

“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…” - Hollywood Reporter

“…universally appealing, grafting gentle comedy, bristling social consciousness…” - Variety

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Duration: 100 minutes
Language:, Spanish/German/English/French (with English subtitles)
Cert: 12 (UK)

SEAC Friends/Members - FREE, advance booking essential*

Concessions and guests of SEAC Friends/Members - €4 in advance, €6 at the door*

Non-Members - €5 in advance, €7 at the door*

*General admission is not inclusive of food; please book the pre-event supper (€15) with your tickets if you wish to take part in the food event at 7:30pm
Doors Open: 8:00pm
Commences At: 8:30pm
In advance: €5 / €4
At the door: €7 / €6


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