Ballarat Film Society – Alcarràs

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The Soles are peach farmers who have occupied their land for generations on the basis of a handshake deal with the original owners. The sighting of a looming mechanical crane ushers into their lives an uncertain peach season and future.

An ensemble drama with six prominent characters is set in a lush Catalan setting where the camera settles on an eloquent focus on the rhythms of family life and playtime as the young family witnesses the intrusion of modernity on their traditions. Father Rogelio retreats into old customs, and teens Mariona and Roger take on new responsibilities that play out in the midst of generational and economic change in Spain. The film is inspired by the Director’s own family experiences. Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival. Palace Films.

Catalan, Spain/Italy/France, 2022, 120 min. Dir: Carla Simón.

Content: The Ballaarat Mechanics Institute

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  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

13 Jun

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Ballarat Mechanics Institute

117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

$30.00 - $60.00

Monthly films from February to December | you must be a member


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