Ora! Film Festival

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Helen Mirren on Olive Trees, Strong Female Characters and “1923”

The Golden Globe-winner talks olive trees, strong female characters and 1923 on opening night of the ORA! Fest in Puglia, Italy You have a summer residence in the southern part of Puglia, which is famous for its olive trees, many of which are unfortunately affected by a deadly bacteria. Did you lose any trees? Helen Mirren: We don't have a lot of olives like some people, but we had 80 olive trees that got hit with Xylella.