Estiu 1993 / Summer 1993

A film by Carla Simón

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)

This feature was preceded by the short film 2 Spirit Dreamcatcher Dot Com

This film was co-presented with Austin Film Festival



Estiu 1993


Carla Simón
Spain, Drama, 2017
96 min, Color
Catalán with English subtitles

In Carla Simón’s touching autobiographical film, six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her recently deceased mother’s apartment in Barcelona are placed in boxes. Although her aunt, uncle, and younger cousin Anna welcome her with open arms, it’s only very slowly that Frida begins to get used to her new home in the countryside. Punctuated by moments of youthful exuberance and mature ruminations, this coming of age drama, set amongst summery hues, is an extraordinarily moving snapshot of being a child in an adult world, anchored by flawless performances by its two young stars.

Regional Premiere


Carla SimonCarla Simón (1983) studied at the University of California and the Audiovisual Communication Department of Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona. After being awarded the prestigious scholarship of Obra Social “la Caixa,” Simón moved to the UK to study at the London Film School, where she wrote and directed the documentary BORN POSITIVE and the fictional LIPSTICK, both short films programmed in numerous international film festivals. SUMMER 1993, her feature film debut, was Spain’s nomination to the 90th Oscars.



Producer: Valérie Delpierre
Production Companies: Inicia Films
Screenwriter: Carla Simón
Cinematographer: Santiago Racaj
Editor: Didac Palou, Ana Pfaff
Sound Design: Roger Blasco
Music: Pau Boïgues, Ernest Pipó
Cast: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer, Fermi Reixacha

Print Source: Cameron Swanagon – Oscilloscope Laboratories,