The Olive Trees of Justice (Blu-ray)
AMAL (dir. James Blue, 1960, 20 minutes)
- James Blue - Director
- Jean Pelegri - Actor
- Marie Decaitre - Actor
- Huguette Poggi - Actor
“A neorealist take on the Algerian War made with nonprofessional actors is newly restored and still resonates today.”
"Evokes both the campaign of terrorism by Algerian militants and the brutality of France’s military occupation; above all, he depicts the nuances of irreconcilable inequalities, the web of local subtleties that both compose and miss the historically big picture."
"Compelling... invites a more nuanced evaluation of Jean’s psychology as a Pied-Noir considering his home through the eyes of an expatriate."
"Lush, lyrical... In contrasting the present with the past, the picture is stunningly evocative."
“An excellent, expert film of broad compassionate humanism.”
Winner: Critics' Week Prize – Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection – New York Film Festival