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Summer 1993 (12A)
August 7th - August 8th
In the summer of 1993, following the death of her parents, six year old Frida (Laia Artigas) is forced from Barcelona to the catalan provinces to live with her aunt (Bruna Cusi) 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), even younger than Frida, 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.
Carla Simón’s autobiographical debut is an evocative and profoundly affecting depiction of childhood and family lost and found, marking the arrival of a major new voice in world cinema.
Running Time: 98mins
A powerful and thought provoking film, which captures the confusion, sorrow, and anger of the young central character very well indeed. The acting, especially by the two child actresses is quite amazing. Recommended.