Summer 1993

July 2

It’s summer and Frida (Artigas), a 6 year old orphan is bereft.  Her uncle’s family take her from Barcelona to give her a fresh start in the countryside of Catalonia. Frida finds her new world hard to adjust to: unfamiliar people and places. Will she allow herself to take the risk of reconnecting as the summer unfolds? It’s not so much the story, but the subtle performances and gentle deepening of emotion that makes this film lyrical and affecting. A remarkably beautiful film that will stay with you.

‘A deeply personal child’s-eye view of loss, Summer 1993 is an utterly beguiling debut feature from Spanish writer-director Carla Simón. And the fact that this collection of delicately observed fragments from a summer of upheaval is based on her own life gives an added potency to this finely crafted film.’

Wendy Ide, The Guardian

32 awards, 49 nominations


Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí

Film Information

Title Summer 1993
Directed by Carla Simón
Country Spain
Classification 12A
Running Time 96 mins
Release Year 2017
Subtitles Yes
Colour Yes
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