Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) 15

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DIRECTOR Carla Simón
CAST Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdagauer

A tender and thoughtful story about a young orphaned girl who moves to the countryside to live with her uncle and aunt.

Following the death of her parents, 6-year-old Frida leaves Barcelona to live in the countryside with her aunt and uncle. Exploring her new rural world, she gradually gets to know her new ‘parents’ and their 3-year-old daughter but, still burdened by the trauma of her loss, struggles to settle. Simón’s beautifully shot autobiographical debut establishes an evocative sense of time and place, and Artigas’s immersive and affecting performance as Frida enriches this delicate and dreamlike story.
(2017 Spain 98 mins Subtitled)

A summer of troubled and troubling experience is reshaped into a delicately crafted, moving filmic memoir by Carla Simon in her feature debut Summer 1993. That the film draws deeply on personal recollection can be sensed in virtually every frame of this story about a 6-year old girl sent to live with her uncle and aunt following the death of her parents; it imparts to events a directness and detail that is underpinned throughout by its performances, particularly those of the children.  Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

Language: Catalan

BBFC advice: Contains infrequent strong language
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