The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'albero degli zoccoli, Ermanno Olmi, 1978)
Thu, May 4, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in the year of its release, Ermanno Olmi's masterpiece The Tree of Wooden Clogs is a visually lush, sensual, and moving recreation of late-19th century Italian farm life. Local nonactors were asked to portray the lives of their ancestors in this story of four families working the land on a wealthy landowner's Bergamo estate. (186 mins., 4K DCP)
Restoration by The Film Foundation and L'Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna.