Greenery Will Bloom Again: Ermano Olmi’s Return to Filmmaking

“Greenery Will Bloom Again” world premiered in February at the 2015 Berlin Film Fest.

The son of a WWI vet, Ermano Olmi has a personal connection to the “war to end all wars,” which may explain why “Greenery Will Bloom Again” is so reverential.

Beautifully lensed scenes in the snow-covered trenches of northern Italy testify to the master’s 55 years in the director’s chair.

Yet this unexpected return to feature filmmaking, set among a company of soldiers battered by Austrian shelling, lacks the vision that defined “The Profession of Arms.”