As far 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 could be their last, as they face eviction. The new plans for the land include cutting down the peach trees and installing solar panels, which causes a rift within the large tight-knit family. For the first time, they face an uncertain future and risk losing more than their home․
Golden Bear | Berlinale, Germany, 2022
CAST & CREW
María Zamora, Stefan Schmitz, Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno
Director of Photography
Jordi Pujol Dolcet, Anna Otín, Xènia Roset
Avalon, Kino Produzioni, Diputació de Lleida, Elástica Films
Born 1986. Film writer and director. Carla Simón was raised in a small Catalan village. She studied Audio-visual Communication in Barcelona and in California. In 2011, she was awarded a scholarship by La Caixa for a Master’s program at the London Film School where she directed a number of short films. Summer 1993 (2017) is her autobiographical debut. It won the Best First Feature Award and the Generation Kplus Grand Prix at the Berlinale, along with three Goya Awards, including Best New Director. The film collected more than 30 prizes all over the world, it was selected to represent Spain at the 2018 Oscar Academy Awards and it got the Discovery nomination at the European Film Awards. In 2018, during the Festival de Cannes Carla received the Kering|Women in Motion Young Talent Award. The prize, which aims to help female filmmakers gain visibility and recognition, was accompanied by a 50.000€ grant that contributed to support Alcarràs. Her last short films (If Then Else and Correspondence) shown in Visions du Réel, New York FF and San Sebastian. Alcarràs is Carla Simón’s second feature.
Women (short, 2009), Born Positive (doc., 2012), Lipstick (short, 2013), Las Pequenas Cosas (short, 2014), Llacunes (short, 2016), Summer 1993 (2016), If Then Else (short, 2019), Correspondence (doc., 2020), Alkarras (2022).