L’albero degli zoccoli (The Tree of Wooden Clogs). 1978. Italy. Directed by Ermanno Olmi. Courtesy Cineteca di Bologna

L'albero degli zoccoli (The Tree of Wooden Clogs). 1978. Italy. Directed, written and photographed by Ermanno Olmi. With Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli. In Italian; English subtitles. 186 min.

The intertwined lives of four peasant families, working for a most unenlightened landowner in the province of Bergamo at the end of the 19th century. Employing non-actors who lived on location – an abandoned farm – for the length of the production, Olmi sought to push beyond Neorealism with a meticulous recreation of the brutal conditions of a still-feudal society, presented with a minimum of dramatic flourishes. The winner of the Palme d'Or of the 1978 Cannes Film Festival, presented here in a digital restoration from the Cineteca di Bologna. Digitally restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory with funding provided by The Film Foundation; courtesy Janus Films. DCP.

  1. Thursday, November 17, 2016,
    3:45 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
  2. Wednesday, November 16, 2016,
    6:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2