A scene from The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978).

Flashback: The Tree of Wooden Clogs – Ermanno Olmi’s 1978 tale of poverty and Catholic beliefs

Olmi won the Palme d’Or for this subtle exposition of the lives of peasants in northern Italy. It’s far from a pastoral tale but it’s been criticised for the way the suffering families are shown to endure their lot

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A scene from The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978).
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