13-Sep-22: 'Catalan-language 'Alcarràs' chosen to represent Spain at Oscars'

Hit Catalan-language film ‘Alcarràs’ is one step closer to - possibly - winning an Oscar after being selected by Spain to vie for Best International Feature Film.

The movie tells the story of farmers in western Catalonia and will find out if it has been shortlisted in the coming months. Director Carla Simón already made history when her tribute to rural life became the first Catalan-language film to win the prestigious Berlinale Golden Bear. 

Prices in Catalonia in August were 10.2% higher than a year ago. While just barely below the July figure, inflation is at its second-highest level since at least 2002 due to the soaring cost of electricity, fuel, and food.

The government and the independence movement at large has weathered ongoing rows over how to achieve their common goal. The president, who was criticized for not attending the National Day rally, met with leaders of pro-independence civic groups today who demanded that independence be declared before 2024.

Greenpeace accused the government of funding “unnecessary flights” to and from the Lleida airport, in western Catalonia, despite the climate emergency. Authorities awarded airlines up to €3.2m to operate through an airport with fewer than expected passengers.

ACN | Barcelona

September 13, 2022 08:02 PM

September 19, 2022 07:05 PM