Friday, July 20 | 5:30 pm
Spain’s official submission to the 90th Academy Awards, Summer 1993 is a poignant, richly textured tale of resilience, family ties, and the heartbreak and wonder of childhood. Following the death of her parents, six-year-old Frida moves from Barcelona to the idyllic Catalan countryside to live with her aunt and uncle. Struggling to make sense of her profound loss, while adjusting to the rhythms and routines of her new surroundings, Frida clashes with her adopted sister and dreams of running away to the city. But as the summer progresses, swimming trips, local festivals, and dinners in the garden offer fleeting moments of happiness that bind the fledgling family together. Winner of the Best First Feature Award at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, writer-director Carla Simón’s delicately observed autobiographical debut skillfully evokes the poetic childhood reveries of Spanish masters Víctor Erice (The Spirit of the Beehive) and Carlos Saura (Cria Cuervos).
Director Carla Simón | 2017 | In Catalan with English subtitles | 97 minutes | NR | DCP