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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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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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A new family. A new world.

Genres:

Drama | Family

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Trivia

The house and village squares featured in the film are where Carla Simón spent her childhood in la Garrotxa, Catalonia. The swimming pool is also where her new parents worked. 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 »

Soundtracks

Sabor de barrio
Written by Gato Pérez (as Javier Patricio Pérez Álvarez)
Performed by Ernest Pipó, David Verdaguer and Berta Pipó
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Countryside Coming of Age Story
26 January 2019 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

In the wake of tragedy it's pretty impossible to try and move on and forget your loss, imagine doing that if you were six years old and had no immediate family left. That's the story of Summer 1993, as a young Frida spends a summer in countryside Spain with her Aunt as assimilation becomes a grand task for a grieving young one. Both subtly heartbreaking and beautiful, Summer 1993 finds a unique voice with a young girl (semi-autobiographical from director Carla Simon) as she navigates a new life that will either break her or make her stronger.

7.1/10


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Catalan

Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer 1993 See more »

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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