ALCARRÀS World Cinema


Screening to be followed by a conversation with director Carla Simón.

In Spain’s official Oscar® submission and the second feature from Carla Simón (SUMMER 1993, AFI FEST 2017), the close-knit Solé family, nestled in the rural village of Alcarràs, experiences an eventful summer when the livelihood of their peach orchard is threatened. Quimet (Jordi Pujol Dolcet), the family patriarch, stubbornly refuses to adapt when the longstanding owner of their estate dies, and the new heir decides to sell for a higher profit. Now faced with a possible eviction, the sizable Catalonian family is forced to grapple with the modern hardships of working in agriculture, including unfair business tactics, the corporatization of the industry and its impact on rural workers. At the same time, Simón delicately balances themes of strained family dynamics, cultural tradition and coming-of-age. Featuring nuanced performances from an ensemble cast played by local, non-professional actors, ALCARRÀS was the winner of the Golden Bear at the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival. –Julia Kipnis

Carla Simón is a film writer and director raised in a small Catalan village. SUMMER 1993 (2017), her autobiographical debut, won the Best First Feature Award and the Generation Kplus Grand Prix at the Berlin Film Festival, along with three Goya awards, including Best New Director. ALCARRÀS is Simón’s second feature.


Country: Spain, Italy

Year: 2022

Director: Carla Simón

Screenwriters: Carla Simón, Arnau Vilaró

Producers: María Zamora, Stefan Schmitz, Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno

Executive Producers: María Zamora, Giovanni Pompili

Director of Photography: Daniela Cajías

Editor: Ana Pfaff

Production Designer: Monica Bernuy

Music: Andrea Koch

Cast/Featuring: Jordi Pujol Dolcet, Anna Otín, Xènia Roset, Albert Bosch, Ainet Jounou

Running Time (minutes): 120

Language: Catalan