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Estiu 1993

Presented by Carla Simón

Estiu 1993, Carla Simón


18:00 > Conversation: Mikel Gurrea & Carla Simón. Free entrance
"Carla and I were classmates in the London Film School. We swapped scripts with each other to share opinions and get better. We collaborated on various short films and worked as Assistant Director on each other’s projects. In the school we were taught to make use of elements around us when making our films, such as characters and contexts, and looks and emotions that we know. I have a perfect recollection of when she told me that she wanted to write a script about her extraordinary childhood. During the next year she sent me dozens of drafts, perfectly structured and alive with detail. Each one gave the impression that Estiu 1993 was going to be an exciting and honest film. In the year that followed she showed me the videos from the casting sessions, in which the actors formed relationships between the characters, as well as the different cuts. It has been a great privilege to learn from Carla’s process, and for me it’s wonderful to see both the public and the critics welcoming the film. When we were asked to give a talk which looked back on her process, we accepted without hesitation. We’ll discuss what we learned in the film school, her process as a film maker, the Cinema en curs- Zinema (h)abian project, which we are both part of, as well as Alain Bergala’s maxim that “the cinema from the past and the today’s different cinema can help us to think about our own cinema”. In short, we’ll talk about cinema and life, something which is easy and a real pleasure when in the company of friends.".

Mikel Gurrea

19:30 > Screening and Q&A. Cinema ticket required

Estiu 1993 (Verano 1993), Carla Simón, Spain 2017, 97’
In the summer of 1993, following the death of her parents, seven year-old Frida moves from Barcelona to a rural part of Catalonia to live with her aunt and uncle. In her new home, time passes differently, and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious and cold. Yet, there are more changes: Frida now has a little sister whom she must care for. The family tries to reach a new balance: sometimes listening to jazz in the garden, going to parties, or spending the day by the pool. They are moments of joy. Other times, Frida believes that running away is the best solution to her problems. This is when she will have to face her new living situation. This is when she will have to face herself.


2017 - Best First Feature Award. Berlin International Film Festival 
2017 - Best Director Award, Signis Award and Audience Award. Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema
2017 - Écrans Juniors Award. Cannes Film  Festival.
2017- Golden Biznaga. Málaga Spanish Film Festival
2018 - Best New Director. Goya Awards

  • Date: Sunday, 18 March 2018
  • Schedule: 18:00 Conversation. Free entrance | 19:30 Screening. Cinema ticket required
  • Location: Cinema - Screen 1
  • Access: Sold out/Closed
  • Price: 3,5€
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