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Tree of Wooden Clogs (12A)

Drama, History

The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him help them, although this represents a great sacrifice. The boy has to wake up very early and walk several miles to get to the school. One day the boy's shoes break when returning home, but they do not have money to buy another pair. What can they do?  Read more …

The critical consensus

This painterly depiction of Lombardy peasant life, with its unfolding, interwoven stories portrayed over a broad canvas, is magnificent in its authenticity.

*****Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 07/07/2017

Produces feelings of aching joy and melancholy in equal measure.

*****Glenn Heath Jr, Little White Lies, 07/07/2017

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday July 14, 2017, until Sunday July 16, 2017. More info:

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday July 21, 2017, until Monday July 24, 2017. More info:

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