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Summer 1993 (2017)

Estiu 1993 (original title)
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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
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... 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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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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A new family. A new world.

Genres:

Drama | Family

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Due to legal restrictions, the crew could only work for 8 hours per day with Laia Artigas and 6 hours per day with Paula Robles, although every scene features at least one of them. See more »

Quotes

Frida: No one loves me here.
Anna: I love you.
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Features The Return of Dogtanian (1990) See more »

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Hands
Written by Ernest Pipó
Performed by Pau Solsona, Simon E. Osuna and Joan Torné
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A quiet storm
2 July 2017 | by birthdaynoodleSee all my reviews

This is the story of a little girl from Barcelona who is adopted by her aunt's family in the countryside, after her mother passes away. Largely autobiographical, "Summer 1993" is filmed in a very naturalistic style and almost feels like a documentary. The director, Carla Simón, pays special attention to the kind of small details that can make a big difference to a young kid. Although not very much seems to be going on in the surface, one can see that a very important drama, charged with intense emotions, is going on deep in the lives of this little person and the family that has welcomed her. The acting is all very effective and particularly Laia Artigas, who plays the main character, is surprisingly strong and charismatic for someone her age.

"Summer 1993" is one of many Spanish films that observe the world through the eyes of a child. Other examples include the classics "Cría Cuervos", "The Spirit of the Beehive" and "El Sur". The contemplative gaze and relatively slow pace remind me of "En Construcción", a documentary by another Catalan filmmaker, José Luis Guerín.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Catalan

Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Olot, Girona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR960,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,307, 27 May 2018

Gross USA:

$185,903

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,983,149
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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