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Estiu 1993 (2017)

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After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

Director:

Carla Simón

Writer:

Carla Simón
32 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laia Artigas Laia Artigas ... Frida
Paula Robles Paula Robles ... Anna
Bruna Cusí ... Marga
David Verdaguer ... Esteve
Fermí Reixach ... Avi
Montse Sanz Montse Sanz ... Lola
Isabel Rocatti Isabel Rocatti ... Àvia
Berta Pipó Berta Pipó ... Tieta Àngela
Etna Campillo Etna Campillo ... Irene
Paula Blanco Paula Blanco ... Cesca
Quimet Pla Quimet Pla ... Gabriel
Dolores Fortis Dolores Fortis ... Carnissera (as Dolors Fortis Artacho)
Tere Solà Tere Solà ... Senyora Carnisseria (as Tere Solà Nasarre)
Josep Torrent Josep Torrent ... Doctor (as Josep Torrent Alabau)
Cristina Matas Cristina Matas ... Infermera (as Cristina Matas Calvet)
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Storyline

In the Summer of 1993, Frida, a six-year-old little girl, leaves Barcelona and her grandparents for the countryside. After her father, her mother has just died of a mysterious illness. Taken in by her uncle Esteve and aunt Marga, Frida discovers her new environment, an old stone farmhouse in a mountainous area close to a dense forest. Her new "parents" prove friendly. Another good point is that they have a three-year old daughter named Anna who can become a playmate. For another child less disturbed than miserable uprooted Frida, this would be the most idyllic of stays, in other words a permanent vacation. But Frida IS disturbed and if there are undeniably good times at her new "home", there is also the unexpressed pain which makes her both feel sad and behave badly. Will Frida overcome her troubles ? Only the end of Summer will tell. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Spain's Official Submission for Foreign Language Film Competition for the 90th Academy Awards

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Drama | Family

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Catalan

Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Verano 1993 See more »

Filming Locations:

Olot, Girona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€960,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,307, 27 May 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$183,570, 16 August 2018
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Laia Artigas was the second-to-last girl auditioned for the role of Frida out of almost 1,000. See more »

Quotes

Frida: No one loves me here.
Anna: I love you.
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Connections

Features El retorno de D'Artacan (1990) See more »

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Carica Papaya
Written by Ernest Pipó
Performed by Kathy Sey, Simon E. Osuna, Kike Pérez and Ernest Pipó
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Truly excellent
16 July 2018 | by wmmooseSee all my reviews

One of the most beautiful films I've seen in recent memory. The gorgeous cinematography provides a backdrop for a look at loss through the eyes of a child, in this case played by Laia Artigas who gives a truly arresting performance

The film has been compared to other Spanish classics that feature child protagonists like Cría Cuervos and The Spirit of the Beehive. While I thoroughly enjoyed what appears to be a pretty clear nod to Cría Cuervos in the scene where the little girls are "playing adults," this film certainly stands on its own.

Also, although I've seen relatively few films in Catalan, this has undoubtedly been my favorite, so I'd say this also qualifies as a triumph for Catalan cinema!

Highly recommended.


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