So, we have the Cannes festival wall and it's all great and everyone's looking at it but no one...NO ONE is picking up 'Tree of Wooden Clogs'. I don't understand it. It's a fantastic film about a community of peasants in Italy. We follow their everyday lives as they fend for themselves on this tiny farm out in the middle of nowhere. It's endearing to see how they care for each other. The films realism, with the actual slaughter of a pig and use of civilians not actors, was a continuous pulse keeping the film alive and entertaining through each slow scene. I am not a slower-paced film-goer, but I thought I gave it a go. I actually watched the entire thing! Almost twice! Wow.
All-in-all it's Al Pacino's all time favourite film. That has to count for something?