Summer 1993

Still from Summer 1993

Friday, 15 November 2019: Summer 1993

Friday, 15 November 2019, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Carla Simón, Spain 2018, 96 mins, 12A

“This autobiographical debut from 32-year-old Spanish film-maker Carla Simón is a jewel. It is entirely beguiling – complex and simple at the same time. It is also very moving.” The Guardian

This enchanting debut feature follows a summer in the life of six-year-old Frida, sent away from the city to live with relatives, deep in the Catalan countryside. With subtlety, warmth and great wisdom, Summer 1993 explores the way children articulate grief and how happiness and mourning can coincide.

“the most naturalistic and authentic cinema scenes you’ll see all year. … a heart-wrenching triumph that gives full dues to the complexity of childhood trauma, as well as human fallibility.” Independent

Further reading

    1. Empire
    2. The Observer
    3. The Guardian
    4. Sight & Sound: Interview with director Carla Simón
    6. Slant magazine
    7. Eye for Film