The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree is a 2016 Spanish drama film directed by Icíar Bollaín. It was also shortlisted as one of three films as the Spanish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, but was not selected.


Alma is a 20-year-old girl and adores her grandfather, a man who has not spoken for years. When the elderly man also refuses to eat, the girl decides to recover the millenary tree that the family sold against his will. In order to succeed, she needs to count on her uncle, a victim of the crisis, her friend Rafa, and her whole town to help her. The problem is to find out where in Europe the olive tree is.

    More details

    contentLocation Spain
    director Icíar Bollaín
    genre drama
    keywords elderly man
    musicBy Pascal Gaigne
    theme road movie