THE OLIVE TREE.
A beautiful film well worth the journey.... following a young lady's mission to find the tree tied into her families history that was taken as a corporate mascot by an energy company in Düsseldorf Germany.
With a script by Paul Laverty who collaberates often with Ken Loach and starring Anna Castillo alongside a 1000 year old olive tree the film touches on many issues. Not least tradition against corporate power.
Paul got the idea after reading a newspaper article about the selling of Spanish trees to Asia and wealthy Europe as decorations.
Spain has often been seen as the poor relation in Europe, and choosing Germany as the corporate location was no accident. (Santander head Office would have served the same purpose)
Lovely film we say - Fran Suzi x