Alcarras - Carly Simon - MUBI
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Alcarràs — Carla Simón

January 6, 2023

From the first frame of Alcarràs, Carla Simón alerts the viewer to the integrality of the summery Catalonian landscape of her film. Within these windswept fields and misshapen buttes resides the Solé family, modest peach farmers — partially based on the director’s own family — and played by a rugged cast of nonprofessionals. The vantage point of childhood often mingles with realism in Simón’s work, with the still-present undercurrents of the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War lending a subtle historicity.

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Published as part of InRO Weekly — Volume 1, Issue 1.