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Run Time: 96 minutes
The world has crumbled for Frida at the age of six. Orphaned by her mother’s death from a mysterious illness, mentioned only in dark whispers, she is being whisked from Barcelona to live in the country with her Uncle Esteve and his family. For Frida the beauty of the countryside and the idylls of farm life are as alien and unwanted to her as this new family that has been thrust on her. An unknown universe lies before this beautiful and grieving child, as does the choice to accept it or fight it with all her might. The impact of SUMMER 1993 is not solely in the emotional struggles of this new family. It also resides in the extraordinary grace and beauty with which this film slowly spins its web around your heart. Before you know it has happened, you will be walking (and crying) beside Frida as she reassembles her life, as only a child can, during that tumultuous SUMMER 1993. (In Catalan with subtitles) —C.R.
SUMMER 1993 was selected as Spain’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film for this year’s Academy Awards®.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 2:15 PM
Friday, April 06, 2018 at 3:10 PM
Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 7:15 PM
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition
Carla Simón was born in 1986 in Barcelona. She graduated with a degree in audiovisual communication from the Universitat Autónoma of Barcelona. Awarded the prestigious scholarship Obra Social “la Caixa,” she then moved to the United Kingdom to study at the London Film School.
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