Harpur Cinema presents ‘The Tree of Wooden Clogs’
October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm$4.00
Harpur Cinema presents ‘The Tree of Wooden Clogs’ (Ermanno Olmi – Italy – 1978)
With the screening of his “epic masterpiece of the land” (BFI), Harpur Cinema celebrates Ermanno Olmi who passed away last May 2018. This chronicle of the life of peasants around 1880 in Lombardy, Northern Italy, when the owner of the land treated the workers like serfs, is an exceptional evocation of the essential acts of life, the cycle of the seasons, and a celebration of communal virtues. Exquisitely shot in 16 mm “like a tapestry, a fresco” (Cinemathèque) and exhibiting heartbreaking authenticity with its cast of nonprofessional actors, the film is “a cinematic miracle; to see it is to be stirred to the depths of one’s soul” (Andrew Sarris).
Won: Cannes Film Festival, Palme d’Or – BAFTA Awards – César Awards – New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Golden Goblets-Italy, Golden Cup