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SUMMER 1993 (NR)
1 hrs, 37 mins
David Verdaguer, Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, Fermi Reixacha
Carla Simón, Carla Simón

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In writer/director Carla Simón’s touching autobiographical film, six-year-old Frida (Laia Artigas) looks on in silence as the last objects from her recently deceased mother’s apartment in Barcelona are placed in boxes. Now an orphan, she is taken to live with her aunt, uncle and three-year-old cousin Anna (Paula Robles) who welcome her with open arms to their home in the idyllic Catalan countryside. But Frida misses the city and hates the country and has trouble adjusting. Time passes differently in her new home, and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious and estranging. She now has an impressionable little sister to take care of, and she has to deal with new feelings, such as jealousy. Punctuated by moments of youthful exuberance and mature ruminations, this coming-of-age drama, set amongst summery hues, is an extraordinarily moving snapshot of being a child in an adult world, anchored by flawless performances by its two young stars. As memorable a portrait of childhood as Spirit of the Beehive or Forbidden Games, Summer 1993 was made in the Catalan language and was Spain’s Official Selection for Best Foreign Language Film consideration at the 90th Academy Awards. (Fully subtitled)

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