8th Seoul International Food Film Festival – Opening Film

Alcarràs directed by Carla Simón will open the Seoul International Food Film Festival which will take place from October 20 – 29, 2022.

Alcarràs by Carla Simón – Spain, Italy | 2022 – 120 minutes | Fiction

As far as they can remember, the Solé family have spent every summer picking the peaches from their orchard in Alcarràs, a small village in Spain. But this year’s crop could be their last, as they face eviction. The new plans for the land include cutting down the peach trees and installing solar panels, which causes a rift within the large tight-knit family. For the first time, they face an uncertain future and risk losing more than their home. (SIFFF 2022)

October 20, 2022 | Thursday | Cinematheque KOFA | 19:30 pm
October 25, 2022 | Tuesday | KT&G Sangsangmadang Hongdae Cinema | 19:50 pm


About the director:
Carla Simón (born 1986) is 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 the short films BORN POSITIVE, LIPSTICK, LAS PEQUEÑAS COSAS and LLACUNES.

SUMMER 1993 (2017) is her autobiographical debut. It won the Best First Feature Award and the Generation Kplus Grand Prix at the Berlinale, along with three Goya awards, including Best New Director. The film collected more than 30 prizes all over the world, it was selected to represent Spain at the 2018 Oscar Academy Awards and it got the Discovery nomination at the European Film Awards. ALCARRÀS is Carla’s second feature. It took part in the Torino Script Lab, Nipkow Program, MFI and Cannes Residency.

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