Sally Ellis’s review published on Letterboxd:
The Olive Tree tells the story of an impulsive, affectionate young girl who has a strong relationship with her grandfather, a man whose dearest possession (a centuries old olive tree) was sold to a corrupt organisation by his children. Losing the tree damaged him to the point that he stopped talking. Years later, the granddaughter becomes determined to restore her grandfather’s happiness by retrieving the tree.
This film is the young girl’s compassionate and emotionally driven journey as she learns about the modern days’ corruption, and the absurdity of a consumerist world that no longer seems to respect any authenticity, represented by the priceless sentimental value of a simple centuries old olive tree.