We at Filmoria were big fans of Icíar Bollaín’s profoundly moving and thoughtful The Olive Tree, naming it “an accomplished work” in our official review last month. Today the gook folks at Eureka Entertainment have confirmed that the film will received a Duel Format Edition home entertainment release on 15th May.
Including an original booklet written by Jason Wood, the Blu-ray and DVD set will retail at £15.99, and is now available for pre-order. The film follows young Alma, a wilful and spirited woman, who embarks on a journey from the East coast of Spain, right through to Germany, in order to retrieve an ancient olive tree precious to her ailing grandfather. Alma works on her family’s farm. Like many young Spaniards’, her future is being shaped by the country’s devastating economic crisis – as is her relationship to the past.
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 winners The Wind that Shakes the Barley, and I, Daniel Blake, in addition to the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize Winner The Angels’ Share.