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  • Director

    Icíar Bollaín

  • Starring

    Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambròs

  • Run Time

    100 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin

    Spain, Germany

  • Language

    Spanish, German, English, French

  • Director of Photography: Sergi Gallardo

  • Editor: Nacho Ruiz Capillas

  • Produced by: Juan Gordon

  • Music: Pascal Gaigne

  • Screenplay by: Paul Laverty

  • Production Designer: Laia Colet

The Olive Tree (El olivo)


With a memorable script by Paul Laverty (Carla’s Song, My Name is Joe), Bollaín delivers a strong emotional drama featuring beautifully pitched performances from a cast including Anna Castillo and Javier Gutiérrez (Marshland, Champions). Castillo’s work on The Olive Tree earned her the Goya Award for Best New Actress. The Olive Tree screened at the 70th EIFF, the same year Bollaín was on the jury for the Michael Powell Award. [15]

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