Screening at Stay Margaret River on Thursday 28 June 7pm & Sunday 1 July 2pm
From Goya award-winning director Icíar Bollaín (Even the Rain) and BAFTA-winning writer Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake, The Angels Share, The Wind that Shakes the Barley) comes The Olive Tree.
Anna Castillo is Alma, a young woman very close to her grandfather (Manuel Cucala). The old man has retreated into depression and dementia since his grownup children cynically uprooted and sold off his beloved 2,000-year-old olive tree, against his will, to pay for a now bankrupt tourist-restaurant business.
Anna discovers that the buyer of the tree is a Düsseldorf energy company, which has placed it in its glitzy lobby and uses it as a letterhead symbol of its entirely spurious green credentials. So Anna bamboozles some friends and family into going with her in a borrowed flatbed truck on a crazily quixotic mission to rescue the tree and bring it back to its rightful spot.
Symbolic of what has happened in Spain over the last 15 years The Olive Tree is an earthy, quietly stirring Spanish fable that finds familial, regional, economic and environmental grievances inseparably tangled in its branches. It is however the human relationships that are most poignant here.
Spanish Film with English subtitles.
Film Review – Stuff.co.nz ★★★★½
Thursday evening screening: A special dinner option is available at 6.30pm with the movie commencing at 7pm. Choose from Fish & Chips, Korean Fried Chicken & Chips or Vegetarian Nachos, served in a Dinner Basket.
Movie & Drink– $20 Adult or $18 Arts Hub Member or $18 Pension/Health Care Card (includes a glass of wine or beer or soft drink) or Movie/Drink/Meal – $32 Adult or $30 Arts Hub Member or $30 Pension/Health Care Card (includes a glass of wine or beer or soft drink and your choice of dinner basket)
Sunday movie screening: Movie commences at 2pm and is followed by afternoon tea. Tea/coffee/ scones and gluten free chocolate brownies included in your ticket price.
Movie & Afternoon tea – $25 Adult, $23 Arts Hub Member & Pension/Health Care Card holder
Please note: online ticket sales close at 4pm Friday prior to the Sunday screening. Tickets can be purchased at the door up to half an hour prior to the start of the movie.