Summer 1993 (12a)

Director Carla Simón. Spanish Drama/Family


Anchored by flawless performances from its two young stars, this is a delicate, extraordinarily moving tale about being a child in an adult world. After her mother’s death, six-year-old Frida moves to live with her uncle in the Catalan countryside. Though the pain and shock of her loss is a strain on the young child, the film is neither sentimental nor tragic. She is surrounded by kindness and love; she must simply learn to live her new life without the person she loved best. A spellbinding portrait of family, heartbreak, and belonging this achieves the rare feat of faithfully recreating the mysterious consciousness of a child. Unfurling in the stillness of a sleepy, sun-soaked Spanish summer, this coming of age drama has won awards all across the world.

Starring Laia Artigas, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Amazing. Wonderful observation of children in a natural environment.

Lovely film. Super child performances. Poignant study of grief and loss. It with a positive ending! ‘ just lovely’ ‘ thought provoking ‘ ‘perfect’