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The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Criterion Collection)
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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 it's 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.

Title: The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Drama, Foreign-Italian
Director: Ermanno Olmi
Studio: Criterion
Attributes: Special Edition, 4K Mastering, Full Frame
Release Date: 2/14/2017
Original Year: 1978
Product Type: Blu-ray
Rated: NR
UPC: 715515187510
Item #: 1735385X

Street Date: 2/14/2017
Run Time: 186 minutes

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