The Olive Tree

2016/color/ 98 mins/Germany, Spain

Category International Competition : Women Directors' Films
Director Iciar Bollain
Producer Juan Gordon
Screenplay Paul Laverty
Cinematography Sergi Gallardo
Editor Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Music Pascal Gaigne
Set Marta Bazaco, Angela Nahum
Costume Fran Cruz
Cast Anna Castillo (Alma), Javier Gutierrez (Alvachofa), Pep Ambros (Rafa), Manuel Cucala (Ramon)
Production Company Null
World Sales Seville Films International
Festival/Awards Miami, Edinburgh

Twenty year-old Alma works on a chicken farm in Canet (Castellon). Her grandfather, who surprised everyone when he stopped talking, is the person she cares most about in the world. Now that he's decided to stop eating too, Alma becomes obsessed with the idea that the only thing she can do to "get him back" is to recover the thousand year-old olive tree that the family sold against his wishes 12 years ago.