ESTIU 1993 / VERANO 1993
Directed by Carla Simón
Spain | 2017 | 94 min | drama | Catalan
Spain, summer 1993. Following the death of her parents, six years old Frida faces the first summer with her new adoptive family in the Catalan province. Before the season is over, the girl has to learn to cope with her emotions and her parents have to learn to love her as their own daughter.
Spain’s Oscar submission 2018
Cast & Crew
Director: Carla Simón
Screenplay: Carla Simón
Cinematography: Santiago Racaj
Editing: Didac Palou, Ana Pfaff
Cast: Laia Artigas (Frida), Paula Robles (Anna), Bruna Cusí (Marga), David Verdaguer (Esteve), Fermi Reixacha (Avi)
Producers: Valérie Delpierre (Inicia Films), Stefan Schmitz (Avalon P.C.), Maria Zamora (Avalon P.C.)
Festivals & Awards
Berlinale – Best First Feature, Grand Prix Generation Kplus
Istanbul International Film Festival – Special Jury Award
Ecrans Junior Cannes – Coup de Coeur des étudiants, Best Film
Mumbai Film Festival – International Competititon Golden Gateway Award
Bafici – Best director, SIGNIS, Audience Award
BFI London – Special Mention
Odessa Film Festival – Best Film
Malaga FF – Biznaga de Oro – Best Spanish Film, SIGNIS, Premio Fundacion SGAE Dunia Ayaso, Premiro ASECAN for First Feature, Feroz Puerta Oscura for Best Film in official selection
Finding the right audience may be difficult, but this delicate sleeper is worth the effort.
A thoughtful and moving family portrait.
The Hollywood Reporter
Simon’s debut is both tender and determined as it relates a tale of a young orphan trying to fit in with a new family.
Simón deserves all the plaudits for directing her young lead actress in a brilliantly naturalistic performance, which feels genuinely perceptive.