“Alcarràs” is Carla Simón’s 2022 film about a Catalan family facing the possibility that the land they farm will be turned into a solar farm. How do you plan for a future that doesn’t include you and your family?
Alcarràs, Carla Simón’s 2022 film about a Catalan family facing a future where the land they farm will be turned into a solar farm, won the Golden Bear for best film at the Berlin International Film Festival, and is Spain’s 2022 Oscar entry. It opens at Film at Lincoln Center on Friday, January 6, 2023. $15 ($10 matinees). filmlinc.org 🇪🇸
It’s the first Catalan-language film to win the Golden Bear.
This is great filmmaking. There is a lot of subtle messaging in the cinematography. It’s the story of a family, which is something we can all relate to.
Carla Simón is a Catalan Spanish film director from rural Barcelona. She understands the dynamics of loss because she lost both her parents at age six. Her semi-autobiographical debut feature, “Summer 1993” was Spain’s 1993 Oscars entry. It won many awards.
She has focused her filmmaking talent on the loss of Mother Earth which is also something we can all relate to.