Carla SIMÓN Spain, Italy 120 mins NC16 (Some Coarse Language and Drug References) Southeast Asian Premiere
A finely tuned elegy to disappearing traditions in this immersive family drama set in a Catalonian village.
As summer approaches again, ripe peaches droop in an orchard that generations of the Solé family have been caring for. But this year is different: the air is thick with the odour of dead rabbits plaguing the crop and with the stench of a tragedy foretold. The Solés face their final harvest as eviction looms, and their peach trees will soon be replaced by solar panels.
Shot entirely with nonprofessional actors in the Alcarràs village, this semi-autobiographical work draws on the cast’s palpable connection to the land to depict a tight-knit family reckoning with the loss of its roots—and dignity. As summer comes to a close, the film’s gentle rhythms stir up buried grief and anxiety, yet also undeniable tenderness.
Carla SIMÓN is a Catalonian filmmaker. Her debut Summer 1993 (2017) won the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury and GWFF Best First Feature at the Berlinale, as well as three Goya awards, among others. Her follow-up, Alcarràs clinched the Berlinale’s Golden Bear top prize and is Spain’s official submission to the 2023 Academy Awards.