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  1. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    7.9/10 my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-398

  2. Eriugena82's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    An absolute masterpiece! At first glance, it wouldn't seem like a three hour long film about north Italian peasants at the turn of the twentieth century would that interesting. But it was wonderful, and despite it's steady pace it is never boring. There is an element of Marxist criticism, but this is secondary to religion and the film presents the lives of these peasant families in all it's sacred simplicity.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    Dans une grande métairie lombarde à la fin du dix-neuvième siècle. Ce film est la chronique de la vie de cette ferme, présentant les travaux, les joies, les événements du quotidien, l'injustice et l'arbitraire du propriétaire, la résignation paysanne, la religion et son influence prédominante, avec une évidente richesse cinématographique que seul Ermanno Olmi pouvait distiller ..... www.cinefiches.com

  4. Matthew Martens's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    A real beauty--a deep immersion in another life and time just adjacent to our own. Besides its considerable rustic charms, almost mystic in their polyphonic intensities (a la Jean Giono's novels of epic pastoralia, and marinaded in Bach), Olmi's masterpiece offers a fascinating, vivid tableaux of feudalism's fade into capitalism, as devoid of nostalgia for the former as it is without illusions about the latter. 4.5.

  5. Aardsy's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    Breathtaking in its scope and beauty.

  6. Mert Kaya's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

  7. ermete polpette's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

  8. Balthaz21's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

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  10. Francisco R.'s rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    This monumental film, seen on a proper setting, does carry one to the rural Italy at the dawn of the twentieth century. Olmi's unique approach towards a "realist" narrative -which often involves documenting amateur actors in real locations with the addition of cinematic techniques, such as the interplay between objective and subjectives perspectives and narrative flashbacks- is what makes this journey near perfect.

  11. J0NS's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

  12. jamshid's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    I think it is the neo-realism biggest achievement. A mind blowing masterpiece from a genius

  13. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

  14. Amethyst Hermit's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    This is pure visual poetry. The film gets so beautiful at times, that it becomes almost unbearable to watch.

  15. João Eça's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    it is like an epic de Setta, without ever fully accomplishing its potential.

  16. Sancar Seckiner's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

  17. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    I love how quietly this film observes how much control religion and the church have over the poor while never making judgements about it.

  18. Gran-Hoff's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    The relationship between workers and land is mediated through economical hierarchies. The little boy is part of the 1st generation to deviate from this working tradition: he's going to study. He doesn't need to get dirty like his parents, but once again the economical factor plays an important role: his worn-out clogs need to be repaired, the contact with the ground is restored, but as some kind of decline. (...)

  19. Pymo's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    Teach me how to be pure.

  20. cristiano ricardo's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

  21. Michael's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    Adorno says of Beehoven that we do not understand music. "It understands us." Within this film is a world that one is witness to, can live in, and have deep affection for. The film is larger than itself and larger than film: it exceeds the boundaries of film and is plentiful with a fecundity that is rare. Deep reverence and respect permeate it. It is as if Olmi is caressing the material world and its beings.

  22. REH1101's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    The plot synopsis is just bursting with intensity.

  23. joey Noodles's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    It comes painfully close to greatness, but it just has some bits and pieces that don't fit in the mosaic that this film creates, a beautiful and poetic work however, a near masterpiece. 4.5/5

  24. ambrilla's rating of the film The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    An emotional journey through the landscapes of my childhood, hearing the words and living the stories of my grandparents, from an era when life was harsh but certainly wholesome.

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