In a small village in Catalonia, the peach farmers of the Solé family spend every summer together picking fruit from their orchard. But when plans arise to install solar panels and cut down trees, this tight-knit group suddenly faces eviction – and the loss of far more than their home.
Immediately we are in the middle of an argument; the idyllic, “simple” life we sometimes glimpse on our holidays exists alongside a family and business world that is very relatable. The father determined to ensure his son has a better future, then passionately defends his own livelihood against progress. A busy, joyous, wonderful slice of life; snails, peaches and solar panels.
“An empathic and subtle movie which engulfs you in its dust and sweat and heat.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
“Persuasively lived-in performances give this Catalan-language film both its urgent naturalism and its potent sense of anger and injustice.” Wendy Ide, The Observer.
“Small dramas play out alongside larger ones, giving as much value to the transient pleasures of fresh peach juice and cooked snails as the tensions between family siblings.’ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film