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Alcarràs

  Carla Simón

  Spain, Italy     120 minutes

Synopsis

For generations, the Solé family has spent summers harvesting peaches from land bequeathed to them in a handshake agreement dating back decades to the Spanish civil war. But when the estate’s owner dies and his heirs choose to sell the property, the tight-knit clan suddenly faces eviction and the prospect of an uncertain future. Like her stunning and personal feature debut, Summer 1993—which screened at the Festival in 2017—the landscape of Simón’s latest is inspired in part by her own childhood in small-town Catalonia. Alcarràs, winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, sees her confidently build on her earlier artistic achievement with a beautifully photographed, sensitively drawn yet unsentimental observational drama that features quietly astonishing performances from its ensemble cast as a fractured family whose sense of place and way of life are under threat.

 Catalan, Spanish with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Fri, Oct 14 @ 8:15pm CDT

at Gene Siskel Film Center

Screening

Fri, Oct 21 @ 12:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

Media

Film Credits

  •   María Zamora, Stefan Schmitz, Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno
  •   Carla Simón, Arnau Vilaró
  •   Ana Pfaff
  •   Daniela Cajías
  •   Jordi Pujol Dolcet, Anna Otín, Xènia Roset, Albert Bosch, Ainet Jounou, Josep Abad, Montse Oró, Carles Cabós, Joel Rovira, Isaac Rovira, Berta Pipó, Elna Folguera, Antònia Castells, Djibril Casse, Jacob Diarte
  •   Thomas Giorgi, Eva Valiño, Damiano Silva
  •   Andrea Koch
  •   María Zamora, Giovanni Pompili
  •   Avalon PC, Elastica Films, Vilaüt Films, Kino Produzioni, TV3