SUMMER 1993

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Carla Simón

Country: Spain
Language: Catalan
Subtitles: English
Original Title: ESTIU 1993

Running Time: 96min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Film

Winner of the Best First Feature Award in Berlin, Spanish writer-director Carla Simón’s autobiographical coming-of-age tale is delicate, transporting and, in its confident, unassuming way, profoundly moving.

Sublimely embodied by little Laia Artigas—whose arresting presence at times recalls the young Ana Torent—six-year-old Frida is sent from Barcelona to her aunt and uncle’s home in the Catalán countryside. Frida has lost both her parents, and though her new family is welcoming, her new surroundings overturn her inchoate understanding of the world.

In its steady accumulation of precise, evocative moments—a child’s upturned face lit by fireworks; two girls sharing a bath and learning to hold their breath—Summer 1993 renders a time of tumultuous transition with grace and wonder. –Jaie Laplante

 

SPAIN’S SUBMISSION TO 90TH ACADEMY AWARDS

 

2017 WINNER
BEST FIRST FEATURE JURY AWARD
BERLINALE LAURELS

2017 WINNER
GOLDEN BIZNAGA AWARD
MALAGA FILM FESTIVAL LAURELS

 

SHOWTIMES

Friday October 13th @ 7:00pm MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 1) Add to Schedule

credits

Director: Carla Simón
Producer: Valérie Delpierre
Screenwriter: Carla Simón

Cinematographer: Santiago Racaj

Cast: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, David Verdaguer, Bruna Cusí, Fermí Reixach, Isabel Rocatti, Quimet Pla, Montse Sanz

Carla Simón

Carla Simón is a Spanish filmmaker. She studied at various institutions, including the University of California, the Universitat Autónoma of Barcelona and the London Film School. Her short films include Lipstick (13) and Las pequeñas cosas (15). Summer 1993 (17) is her first feature.