THE LUBELSKIE CINEMA
reż|dir Carla Simón | ES, IT | 2022 | 120 min
prod|pro Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno, Stefan Schmitz, María Zamora scen|wr Carla Simón, Arnau Vilaró zdj|ph Daniela Cajías muz|mus Andrea Koch mon|ed Ana Pfaff ob|cast Jordi Pujol Dolcet, Anna Otin, Xènia Roset, Albert Bosch, Ainet Jounou dys|dis Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty
Sweet peaches were harvested in Alcarràs for many years and have been the livelihood of a multi-generational farming family. However, this year’s harvest is supposed to be the last. The new owner of the land decides to sell the property, and new plan is to cut down the peach trees and install solar panels. The clash of summer idyll and inevitable change creates cracks in the family monolith, the differences of opinion develop into a multi-level conflict. Simón invited non-professional actors from Alcarràs to tell the story about the Solé family. She was looking for the deep naturalism and close relations between the actors and the characters played by them.
AWARDS2022 Berlin FF – Golden Berlin Bear for Best Film
DIRECTOR— CARLA SIMÓN (1986), a film writer and director raised in a small Catalan village. She studied Audio-visual Communication in Barcelona and in California. In 2011 she was awarded a scholarship by La Caixa for a Master’s program at the London Film School, where she directed her first short films. Her full-length debut was an autobiographical story "Summer 1993" (2017), which brought her international recognition, and the film collected more than thirty prizes all over the world. Her second film "Alcarràs" (2022) was awarded a Golden Berlin Bear at this year’s Berlinale.
FILMOGRAPHY— CARLA SIMÓN
2017 Lato 1993|Estiu 1993|Summer 1993