L'albero degli Zoccoli (The Tree of Wooden Clogs)
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L'albero degli Zoccoli (The Tree of Wooden Clogs)
Italian filmmaker Ermanno Olmi's Tree of the Wooden Clogs covers a period of twelve months, dividing its time between three peasant families, all of whom work on the estate of an all-but-absentee landlord. Special emphasis is given the interrelationships between the various family members and their neighbors. Tree of the Wooden Clogs was honored with the Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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"Keeps its Marxist message under wraps, and manages never to be either lackluster or thrilling."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A gentle Catholic counterpoint to angry Marxist peasant cinema… acutely aware of harsh economic and social injustices, but devoid of violent revolutionary spirit."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"An Italian masterpiece that elegantly and effortlessly depicts the natural rhythms of life in a rural community in the nineteenth century."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The value here is in documenting an example of the small social units and their values that were steps in the evolution to representational government."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
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