Alcarràs: Carla Simón’s Follow-Up to Summer 1993


Carla Simón, 2022

Spain/Italy, 120m

Winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale Festival, Alcarràs is Carla Simón’s follow-up to her acclaimed childhood drama, Summer 1993.

It is a ruminative, lived-in portrait of a rural family in present-day Catalonia whose way of life is rapidly changing.

The Solé clan live in a small village, annually harvesting peaches for local business and export. However, their livelihood is endangered by the looming threat of the construction of solar panels, which would necessitate the destruction of their orchard.

From this simple narrative, pitting agricultural tradition against the onrushing train of modern progress, Simón weaves a textured film that moves to the unpredictable rhythms and caprices of nature and family life.

A MUBI release.

Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles

North American Premiere