Forest Row Film Society Presents: ‘Summer 1993’
15th November 2019
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
- Roger Ebert
- The Guardian