Narrative Feature | 96 minutes

HIFF 2017

 Narrative Competition

Directed by
Carla Simón

Produced by
Valérie Delpierre

Written by
Carla Simón

Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer, Fermi Reixacha

2017 | Catalan | Spain

Following the death of her parents in Barcelona, six-year-old Frida (the haunting Laia Artigas) is sent to her uncle’s (David Verdaguer) picturesque countryside home, in Carla Simon’s autobiographical feature debut SUMMER 1993. Frida battles with a sense of loneliness and displacement while also yearning to fit into the picture with her new family. 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 a flawless performance by its young star. Spain’s official submission for the Oscar® for Best Foreign Film.

> Interview with director Carla Simón