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Alcarràs

Alcarràs - a film by Carla Simón
Alcarràs - a film by Carla Simón
Alcarràs - a film by Carla Simón
Alcarràs - a film by Carla Simón
Alcarràs - a film by Carla Simón
Alcarràs - a film by Carla Simón
Alcarràs - a film by Carla Simón
Alcarràs - a film by Carla Simón
Alcarràs - a film by Carla Simón
Alcarràs - a film by Carla Simón
Alcarràs - a film by Carla Simón
Alcarràs - a film by Carla Simón
SCREENING AT MIFF (4-21 AUG) & NZIFF (28 JUL-5 SEP)
 Alcarràs - a film by Carla Simón
Superb. Enthralling. Proof that fiction is sometimes the most powerful way to uncover the truth. A portrait of dirt-under-the-nails resilience going back, not just immutable decades, but centuries, that manages a light, improvisatory mastery, an immaculate hold on tone, and a grave yet sunlit tableau of an ending that I’ll never forget. It is wonderful. You're going to want to see it as soon as possible.
Tim Robey
THE TELEGRAPH
Soothingly lovely. Beautifully observed, richly inhabited.
Remarkable. A profoundly authentic and moving contemplation of the fragility of family and childhood. It's a film with emotionally wide appeal, a thoughtful essay which can also rattle and hum. Every moment feels real.
Fionnula Halligan
SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
Buzzing and vibrant. A simple but stirring elegy for a way of life that has been losing its grip, that draws its sucker-punch of shuddering power from the ambient details.
Hugely exuberant. Rich in immersive detail and superbly cast with a teeming ensemble, including three children whom Simón appears to have left to their own devices, to irresistibly anarchic effect.
Director: Carla Simón
Cast: Jordi Pujol Dolcet, Anna Otin, Xènia Roset, Albert Bosch, Ainet Jounou, Josep Abad
Duration: 120mins
Country of Origin: Spain
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Coarse language
Superb. Enthralling. Proof that fiction is sometimes the most powerful way to uncover the truth. A portrait of dirt-under-the-nails resilience going back, not just immutable decades, but centuries, that manages a light, improvisatory mastery, an immaculate hold on tone, and a grave yet sunlit tableau of an ending that I’ll never forget. It is wonderful. You're going to want to see it as soon as possible.
Tim Robey
THE TELEGRAPH
Soothingly lovely. Beautifully observed, richly inhabited.
Remarkable. A profoundly authentic and moving contemplation of the fragility of family and childhood. It's a film with emotionally wide appeal, a thoughtful essay which can also rattle and hum. Every moment feels real.
Fionnula Halligan
SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
Buzzing and vibrant. A simple but stirring elegy for a way of life that has been losing its grip, that draws its sucker-punch of shuddering power from the ambient details.
Hugely exuberant. Rich in immersive detail and superbly cast with a teeming ensemble, including three children whom Simón appears to have left to their own devices, to irresistibly anarchic effect.

WINNER - 2022 BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Golden Bear (Best Film)
OFFICIAL SELECTION (IN COMPETITION)- 2022 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

Writer/director Carla Simón's eagerly anticipated follow up to her popular debut breakthrough Summer 1993 is a personal and beautifully observed new ensemble drama about a family of Catalonian farmers who, after generations harvesting the same land, face eviction and an uncertain future.

For as long as they can remember, the Solé family have spent every summer picking the peaches from their orchard in Alcarràs, a small village in Spain. But this year’s crop will be their last. The owner of the land is deceased, and his grandson and heir wants them to abandon the farming business so he can uproot the trees and install solar panels. 

So as the children and the adults get together for the harvest, the family finds themselves at odds as to how they should go on, and risk losing more than their home...

Inspired by Simon's own family story, ALCARRÀS is a story of relationships and the importance of unity, and tradition versus change.

 Alcarràs - a film by Carla Simón
SCREENING AT MIFF (4-21 AUG) & NZIFF (28 JUL-5 SEP)