Summer 1993/Estiu 1993

Summer 1993/Estiu 1993

Director : Carla Simón/Spain/97/Catalan/2017

Six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her deceased mother’s apartment are placed in boxes. In a send-off, her friends follow her car on foot waving goodbye. Although her uncle’s family welcomes her with open arms, it’s only very slowly that Frida begins to get used to her new home in the countryside, far away from her native Barcelona. Moments of youthful exuberance give way to ruminative detachment. At night, Frida prays for her mother, who she misses horribly, while during the day she attempts to find her place in this new life. In spite of its summery hues, the serious undertones of this coming of age drama, whose gentle images attempt to come to terms with the consequences of an unpredictable illness, prove to be extraordinarily moving.

Director Carla Simón Screenplay Carla Simón Producer Valérie Delpierre DoP Santiago Racaj Editor Didac Palou, Ana Pfaff Sound Design Roger Blasco Cast Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer, Fermi Reixacha

Awards/Festivals World Premiere: Berlinale Generation Kplus GWFF best feature award