The Tree of Wooden Clogs
- Original title
L'albero degli zoccoli
- Running time
- 175 min.
Johann Sebastian Bach
RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana / Italnoleggio
Drama | 19th Century. Small Town Life (Non-North American)
- Synopsis / Plot
- Ermanno Olmi’s Palme d’or-winner about the hardships faced by peasants in late 19th-century Lombardy is a masterpiece of neorealism. This wonderful portrayal of rural peasant life in turn of the century (i.e. 19th-20th Century) Italy, magnificiently portraying the joys, sorrows , trepidations, faith and charity of a group of tenant farmers.
: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm), Jury Prize Ecuménico
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Film
: César Awards: Best Foreign Film
: BAFTA Awards: Best Documentary
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Film
: French Critics Awards (Syndicate of Cinema Critics): Best Foreign Film
- Critics' reviews
"May well be a masterpiece"
Vincent Canby: The New York Times
"To see it, is to be stirred to the depths of one's soul (...) a cinematic miracle"
Andrew Sarris: Village Voice
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