The sun-dappled village of Alcarràs has been home to the Solé family for generations. A decades-old handshake deal allowed their family to blossom on borrowed land, tending to a lush peach orchard for an annual summer harvest. But their way of life is threatened when the estate owner dies, and the new heir wants to raze the farm to make way for solar panels. Without a formal land contract the Solés have no say in the matter, and their family begins to fracture under the stress of the impending eviction. Filmmaker Carla Simón (SUMMER 1993) returns to the fertile territory of her rural Catalonian roots with this semi-fictionalized stunner, working with a non-professional cast to craft a tender, fully realized portrait of a family at the nexus of tradition and progress. Winner, Golden Bear, 2022 Berlinale. Official Selection, 2022 AFI European Union Film Showcase, AFI FEST, New York and London film festivals. DIR/SCR Carla Simón; SCR Arnau Vilaró; PROD Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno, Stefan Schmitz, María Zamora. Spain/Italy, 2022, color, 120 min. In Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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