The Tree of Wooden Clogs
L’Albero degli zoccoli
Ermanno Olmi’s profound and moving study of peasant life in rural Lombardy in 1898.
Dir Ermanno Olmi
With Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Bassurini, Omar Brignoli
Peasant life in rural Lombardy in 1898. The eternal struggle of living and surviving from day to day, from season to season. Spiritual, infuriating, tender, moving and profound. The ultimate location film, and no professional actors involved. Olmi writes, directs, photographs and edits his epic masterpiece. Remarkable. How does he do it?