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The title refers to a small Catalonian township, a rural space in which a numerous family made up of three generations work and make a living through the farming of peaches. The family’s legal authority regarding the lands is the result of an old oral transfer agreement that, one fine day, and since it’s not written, is rendered invalid. This way, the possibility of losing the lands and being forced to migrate to a new place becomes a concrete threat, reinforced by the new owners’ intention to incorporate new technologies and destroy the traditional harvest. As in the marvelous Summer 1993 (2017), Carla Simón builds the map of a family universe, finding the emotional interstices caused by inevitable twists of fate, without stopping at one unique point of view and conveying a narrative path with moments of overwhelming truth.
Carla Simón was born in Spain in 1986. Her first feature, Summer 1993 (2017) was part of many festivals, received awards at the Berlinale and the Goya awards and represented Spain at the Oscars. Correspondence (2020, co-directed with Dominga Sotomayor) won the award for Best Short of the 35th Festival’s Latin American Competition.