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DEPTFORD CINEMA FILM SCREENING: ALCARRÀS (2022)

A beautiful, heart-breaking drama, not to be missed. Event Details Doors Open at 1:30PM Starts at 2:00PM

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DEPTFORD CINEMA FILM SCREENING: ALCARRÀS (2022)
DEPTFORD CINEMA FILM SCREENING: ALCARRÀS (2022)

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23 Apr 2023, 14:00

London, 116-118 New Cross Rd, London SE14 5BA, UK

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ALCARRÀS (2022)

A beautiful, heart-breaking drama, not to be missed.

Event Details 

Doors Open at 1:30PM Starts at 2:00PM

  • Dir. Carla Simón
  • Year. 2022
  • Country: Spain
  • Run-time: 120 mins
  • Rating: 15

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At the start of Carla Simón’s wonderful second drama feature, there is a bombshell for the Solé family – a gentleman’s agreement that allowed the family to make a living from their peach orchards for three generations will no longer be honoured. Without any written agreement, they learn that after this year’s harvest, the trees will be pulled up and replaced by solar panels. A devastating blow that effects each member of this warm extended family.

At first, life carries on as usual; there are fiestas, siestas, family feasts all set against the communal struggles of bringing in a harvest. But slowly fissures appear in this close-knit family as they confront the brutal rupture in their way of life.

Filmed in just 8 weeks over one summer harvest, Simón cast non-professional actors from the Catalan region in which the story unfolds. This, for me, is the reason for the emotional power of the film. For the audience, the natural, intimate tone created by these astonishingly tender performances, makes it feel as though we are watching a documentary. We are right there with the family, willing for them to overcome this injustice. A beautiful, heart-breaking drama, not to be missed.

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