North American Premiere
Steeped in the warmth of summer and the sweetness of peaches, Alcarràs tells the tale of a family in Catalonia suddenly faced with eviction from the land they’ve farmed for generations. The Solé family lives by the rhythms of the harvest, following centuries-old traditions, as the threat of modernization encroaches ever closer. Immediate, joyous, and complex in its exploration of family dynamics, director Carla Simón’s naturalistic, immersive filmmaking tells a bittersweet tale of love and family in a last idyllic summer; scenes are bathed with golden sunshine and vibrate with life and exuberance. Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival.
[Alcarràs] is an elegy for a way of life that has been losing its grip since before the latest generation of the Solé family was born, and it pays tribute to that tradition with a plaintive grace that reaffirms cinema’s unique ability to return the past to the present, and surrender the present to the past.”—David Ehrlich, IndieWire
Golden Bear for Best Film, Berlin 2022
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Carla Simón is a screenwriter and director raised in a small Catalan village. She studied audiovisual communication in Barcelona and in California, and was awarded a scholarship for a Master’s program at the London Film School. Summer 1993 (2017), her autobiographical debut, won the Best First Feature Award and the Generation Kplus Grand Prix at the Berlinale, along with three Goya awards, including Best New Director, and was selected to represent Spain at the 2018 Academy Awards. In 2018 at Cannes, Simón received the Kering Women in Motion Young Talent Award.
Filmography: Summer 1993 (2017)