Tears of the Olive

Tears of the Olive takes the viewer on a magical journey into the ancient culture of olive oil production. What is the secret of olive oil and how is it won? What distinguishes the olive tree? And what significance does the olive have for human culture?

  • Johannes Ziegler
    Director
    KRUMP, Force of Nature, Two Sugars as always, Near Kepler
  • Johannes Ziegler
    Producer
    KRUMP, Two Sugars as always,
  • Martin Bühler
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Tränen der Olive
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Nature, environment, Agriculture, sustainability, Countryside, Food
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    RED 4.5K WS RAW
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:2,35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 17th GREAT LAKES INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)
    Erie
    United States
    September 20, 2018
    North America Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 34th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AGROFILM
    Nitra
    Slovakia
    October 1, 2018
    Europe Premiere
    AWARD - First Prize - Curator Award
  • 9th WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FILM FESTIVAL
    New York City
    United States
    October 17, 2018
    -
    Official Selection Online
  • 1st CINQUETERRE FILMFEST
    Porto Venere
    Italy
    October 19, 2018
    Italy Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 69th MONTECATINI INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    Montecatini
    Italy
    October 22, 2018
    -
    Official Selection
  • CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Pune
    India
    March 29, 2019
    India Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 2nd MOSCOW SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    January 31, 2019
    Russia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 40th CLERMONT-FERRAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    Clermont-Ferrand
    France
    February 1, 2019
    France Premiere
    Short Film Market
  • 1st NORTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 19, 2019
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 11th INT'L FILMFESTIVAL OF LARISSA
    Larissa
    Greece
    March 12, 2019
    Greece Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 5th BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL
    Nottingham
    United Kingdom
    March 13, 2019
    -
    Official Selection
  • 10th TASTE AWARD
    Los Angeles
    United States
    March 18, 2019
    -
    AWARD: Best foreign Language Film & Official Selection
  • 8th AMDOCS - AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
    Palm Springs
    United States
    March 29, 2019
    -
    Official Selection
  • 21st INDEPENDENT DAYS - INT'L FILMFESTIVAL
    Karlsruhe
    Germany
    April 4, 2019
    German Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 7th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    Cluj
    Romania
    April 5, 2019
    Romania Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 46th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
    Athens Ohio
    United States
    April 8, 2019
    Official Selection
  • 42th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE
    Selb
    Germany
    April 27, 2019
    -
    Official Selection
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL
    Nicosia
    Cyprus
    May 6, 2019
    Cyprus Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Johannes Ziegler

Since 2012 Johannes Ziegler works as a freelance filmmaker, director of photography and steadicam operator in the field of film and commercials.
Since then, he has been awarded with numerous international prizes with his film projects.
His latest short film "KRUMP" won the Special Jury Award at the Madrid Art Film Festival 2017 and at the New Zealand Film Awards 2017.

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Director Statement

On the Podere Usignolo, in Tuscany, sustainability and harmony with nature are practiced and a special olive oil is produced together with diligent helpers. Exactly this unique atmosphere and this beautiful piece of earth presents this film. In the soft glow of the autumnal sun, olives are picked with bare hands.
At the End the question arises, what does quality mean, what is the value of the work and how does it affect our personal happiness.