Alcarràs - Catalan cinema bears fruit on the international stage
Alcarràs, from Catalan filmmaker Carla Simón, won the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. At the premiere in Lleida, cast members chat to Filling the Sink about Simón's unique style of shooting and the movie's theme of traditional farming in the modern world. Cillian Shields and Angus Clelland join Lorcan Doherty to chat about the film, Simón's other works, and the hallmarks of Catalan cinema. Judith Colell, president of the Catalan Film Academy, looks at the successes and challenges facing the Catalan-language film industry. This week's Catalan phrase is 'com una casa de pagès'. Literally, 'like a farmhouse', it means something very big or obvious.