Summer 1993 95 mins

  • Summer 1993
  • Summer 1993
  • Summer 1993
  • Summer 1993

We're delighted to bring back the beautiful and unforgettable Summer 1993 which was one of the most popular films of the Spanish Film Festival!

The break-out critical discovery of the 2017 Berlinale, where it was named Best First Feature, Carla Simón’s autobiographical jewel is one of the most evocative and affecting depictions of childhood seen in years and marks the arrival of a major new voice in world cinema.

In the summer of 1993, following the death of her parents, six-year-old Frida (Laia Artigas) is forced from bustling Barcelona to the Catalan provinces to live with her aunt (Bruna Cusí) and uncle (David Verdaguer), her new legal guardians. Country life is a challenge: aside from the emotional upheaval, the nature that surrounds her is mysterious, if not dangerous. The couple’s own daughter Anna (Paula Robles), even younger than Frida, welcomes her new sister with open arms and without a flicker of jealousy, but Frida has a hard time coping with her emotions. Even as the new family begins to find a fragile balance, the source of her parents’ passing casts a shadow over how Frida is treated by the local community… indeed, her life will never be the same.
 
To reveal more would only spoil the pleasures generated by this very special film experience, which proves that even the most familiar stories can seem brand new when told with such empathy, authenticity and beauty.

OFFICIAL SELECTION2018 Academy Awards - Official Selection (Spain)
WINNERBest First Feature, Berlin International Film Festival 2017
WINNERBest Film, Odessa Film Festival 2017
WINNERBest Debut Director, Best Supporting Actor & Breakthrough Actress, Spanish Academy Awards (Goya) 2018

4.5stars
“Fresh, sweet, naturally performed. Less about plot and more about observing human behaviour.."
Julian Wright, Community News
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