Original Title: ESTIU 1993
Running Time: 96min
Film Year: 2017
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
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Director: Carla Simón
Producer: Valérie Delpierre
Screenwriter: Carla Simón
Cinematographer: Santiago Racaj