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The Tree of Wooden Clogs

L'albero degli zoccoli

Directed by Ermanno Olmi
Italy, 1978


A painterly and sensual immersion in late nineteenth-century Italian farm life, Ermanno Olmi’s The Tree of Wooden Clogs lovingly focuses on four families working for one landowner on an isolated estate in the province of Bergamo—a towering, heart-stirring work of humanist filmmaking.

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The Tree of Wooden Clogs Directed by Ermanno Olmi

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1978 | 2 wins including: Palme d'Or

National Board of Review

1979 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

BAFTA Awards

1980 | Winner: Flaherty Documentary Award

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