Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993)

Directed by Carla Simón
Country:
Spain
Year:
2017
Certificate:
TBC

“Striking a careful balance between narrative and atmosphere, the writer-director paints a vivid portrait of a light-filled summer when a little girl has to face the loss of her mother and integration into a new nuclear family.” Variety

When six year old Frida's mother dies from AIDS related pneumonia, she moves from her life in Barcelona to her Uncles Catalonian farm.  This new family and her landscape are alien to Frida; she’s afraid of the chickens, she doesn’t know the difference between a lettuce and a cabbage and she has a new, adoring, annoying little sister. While her family’s warmth and love are abundant, their attempts to protect her only increase Frida's bewilderment and isolation. 

This autobiographical first feature explores Frida's conflicting emotions as she struggles to process her losses and adjust to her new life.  The performances of the two children are disarmingly vulnerable and natural in this gorgeous, yet unsentimental film about a child navigating grief.

Interested in screening this film?

  • Available on DCP Format: From September 2018
  • Available on DVD/Bluray Format: From October 2018