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Summer 1993

October 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:07 pm



Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993)

Written and Directed by: Carla Simón
Cast: Laia Artigus, Bruna Cusí, Paula Blanco, Paula Robles and David Verdaguer
Drama/Family | Not Rated | 97 min. | Catalan with English subtitles | Spain


Monday, October 15 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, October 17 – 4:00 pm

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“It is spellbinding and whimsical with a strong, beating heart and that is down to the central performances of the child actors…” – Rosalynn Try-Hane, Liquid Marmalade

“Not since Boyhood has a film shown this much respect and understanding for what it’s like to be a child.” – Scott Marks, San Diego Reader


In the summer 1993, following the death of her parents, six year old Frida moves from Barcelona to the Catalan province to live with her aunt and uncle, who are now her new legal guardians. The country life is a challenge for Frida – time passes differently in her new home and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious and estranging. She now has a little sister for whom she has to take care of and has to deal with new feelings, such as jealousy. Often, Frida is naively convinced that running away would be the best solution to her problems. Yet, the family does what it can to achieve a fragile new balance and bring normality to their life. Occasional family outings to a local fiesta or a swimming pool, cooking or listening to jazz in the garden bring them moments of happiness. Slowly, Frida realizes that she is there to stay and has to adapt to the new environment. Before the season is over, she has to cope with her emotions and her parents have to learn to love her as their own daughter.


32 wins, 49 Nominations:
Won – Best First Feature Award/Best Feature Film, Berlin International Film Festival, 2017
Won – Best Director – International Competition, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, 2017
Won – Best Original Screenplay/Best New Director, Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain, 2018
Won – Best New Director, Best Supporting Actor (David Verdageur), Best Actress (Bruna Cusí) Goya Awards, 2018
Nominated – Audience Award, AFI Fest, 2017
Nominated – European Discovery, European Film Awards, 2017




October 15, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:07 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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