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The Tree of Wooden Clogs

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli
Director: Ermanno Olmi
Plot Synopsis:

A painterly and sensual immersion in late nineteenth-century Italian farm life, Ermanno Olmi’s The Tree of Wooden Clogs lovingly focuses on four families working for one landowner on an isolated estate in the province of Bergamo. Filming on an abandoned farm for four months, Olmi adapted neorealist techniques to tell his story, enlisting local people to live as their own ancestors had, speaking in their native dialect on locations with which they were intimately familiar. Through the cycle of seasons, of back-breaking labor, love and marriage, birth and death, faith and superstition, Olmi naturalistically evokes an existence very close to nature, one that celebrates its beauty, humor, and simplicity but also acknowledges the feudal cruelty that governs it. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1978, The Tree of Wooden Clogs is at once intimate in scale and epic in scope—a towering, heart-stirring work of humanist filmmaking.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: February 14th, 2017
    Movie Release Year: 1978
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:186 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.33:1
    Audio Formats:Bergamasque Mono LPCM
    Alternate Italian-language soundtrack
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:Ermanno Olmi: The Roots of the Tree, an hour-long episode of The South Bank Show from 1981, featuring an interview with Olmi on the film and a visit to the farm where it was shot
    New program featuring cast and crew discussing the film at the Cinema Ritrovato film festival in Bologna, Italy, in 2016
    Archival interviews with Olmi
    Trailer
    New introduction by filmmaker Mike Leigh
    PLUS: An essay by film critic Deborah Young