UW Cinematheque: Summer Selections
The Tree of Wooden Clogs | Italy | 1978 | DCP | 182 min. | Italian with English subtitles Director: Ermanno Olmi
Friday, July 07, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli Winner of the Palme dOr at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival, Olmi’s epic tale of Italian peasant life follows the day-to-day life of one farming family. Casting non-professional locals and filming on an abandoned farm, Olmi weaves a hypnotic and gorgeously photographed saga of love and life, birth and death, faith and superstition.