The breakout critical discovery of the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, where it was named Best First Feature, Carla Simón's autobiographical jewel is one of the most evocative and affecting depictions of childhood seen in years.
In the summer of 1993, following the death of her parents, six-year old Frida (Laia Artigas) is forced from bustling Barcelona to the Catalan provinces to live with her aunt (Bruna Cusí) and uncle (David Verdaguer), her new legal guardians. Country life is a challenge: aside from the emotional upheaval, the nature that surrounds her is mysterious, if not dangerous.
The couple's own daughter Anna (Paula Robles), welcomes her new sister with open arms and without a flicker of jealousy, but Frida has a hard time coping with her emotions. Even as the new family begins to find a fragile balance, the source of her parents' passing casts a shadow over how Frida is treated by the local community – Indeed, her life will never be the same.
- " A wonderfully honest and gracefully directed insight into the world of children. " – David Stratton
- " Frida's gaze governs everything, taking you back to the mysteries, the insecurities – and the joys – of being six. " – Sandra Hall
- " Summer 1993 is, at its core, a sad, potentially tragic tale of emotional survival. It meanders. It ends almost randomly. But the truth of its emotions sticks in the mind. " – Donald Clarke