Alcarràs

Carla Simón

Inauguració Spain, Italy 120 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

For as long as they can remember, the Solé family has spent every summer picking the peaches in their orchard in Alcarràs, a small village in Spain’s Catalonia region. But this year’s crop may well be their last, as they face eviction. The new plans for the land, which include cutting down the peach trees and installing solar panels, cause a rift in this large, tight-knit family. For the first time, they face an uncertain future and risk losing more than their orchard.

Presented by the artistic team

Themes

Catalan CinemaFemale DirectorChildhoodContrysideSocial Issues

Director

Carla Simón

She graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the UAB, studied for a year at the University of California and continued in London with a Master of Arts at the London Film School. Her first film, Estiu 1993 (D’A 2017 closing film), was a complete success and received awards all over the world. After passing through the Cannes Residence and winning the CNC and Eurimages awards in the development process of Alcarràs, her second feature, she won a historic Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2022.

Filmography: Alcarràs (2022, D’A 2022), Correspondencia (short, codirected, 2020), Después también (short, 2018), Estiu 1993 (2016, D’A 2017), Las pequeñas cosas (short, 2015), Lipstick (short, 2013), Born Positive (short, 2012) Lovers (short, 2010), Women (short, 2009)

Carla Simón

Film information

Director: Carla Simón
Script: Carla Simón, Arnau Vilaró
Contact: Avalon
With: Jordi Pujol Dolcet, Anna Otín, Xenia Roset, Albert Bosch, Ainet Jounou, Josep Abad, Montse Oró, Carles Cabós, Berta Pipó
Country: Spain, Italy
Year: 2022
Format: DCP
Length: 120 min
Language: Catalan
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2022

Awards

BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Golden Berlin Bear Best Film

Poster

Alcarràs