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Estiu 1993 (2017)

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.

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(as Carla Simon Pipó)

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(as Carla Simon Pipó)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Laia Artigas ...
Frida
Paula Blanco ...
Cesca
Etna Campillo ...
Irene
Bruna Cusí ...
Marga
Jordi Figueras ...
Blai
Dolores Fortis ...
Carnissera
Titón Frauca ...
Cambrera
Cristina Matas ...
Infermera
Berta Pipó ...
Tieta Àngela
Quimet Pla ...
Gabriel
Fermí Reixach ...
Avi
Paula Robles ...
Anna
Isabel Rocatti ...
Àvia
Montse Sanz ...
Lola
Tere Solà ...
Senyora Carnisseria
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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.

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Drama | Family

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30 June 2017 (Spain)  »

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Verano 1993  »

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1.85 : 1
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The film is autobiographical. See more »

Connections

Features D'Artacan y los tres mosqueperros (1981) See more »

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Toma mucha fruta
Performed by Bom Bom Chip
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A quiet storm
2 July 2017 | by (garbanzo) – See 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" or even the more recent "Pan's Labyrinth". 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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