The Tree of Wooden Clogs Movie Review 1978

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Epic view of the lives of four peasant families working on an estate in turn of the century Northern Italy. The title comes from the shoes the peasants wear. When a young boy breaks a shoe, his father risks punishment by cutting down one of his landlord's trees to make a new pair of clogs. Slow moving and beautiful, from former industrial filmmaker Olmi. In Italian with English subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 185 minutes.
Originally from Italian.

Cast and Crew

Family Ties, Farm Livin', Italy
Ermanno Olmi
Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoll, Antonio Ferrari
Ermanno Olmi
Ermanno Olmi
Gaumont, New Yorker Films


Cannes 1978: Film; N.Y. Film Critics 1979: Foreign Film.

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