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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Summer 1993

Estiu 1993

2017, Carla Simón, Spain, 97 min. With Laia Artigas, Paula Robles.

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 10th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Aug 10th 6:15pm
  • Sat, Aug 11th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Aug 12th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Aug 13th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Aug 14th 8:15pm
  • Wed, Aug 15th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 16th 8:15pm
First Chicago run!

"Not since BOYHOOD has a film shown this much respect and understanding for what it's like to be a child." - Scott Marks, San Diego Reader

"An extraordinary and beautiful work of grief and memory." - Kyle Turner, Village Voice

After her mother dies, gutsy little Frida (Artigas), a mop-headed girl with an attitude despite her six years, is sent from Barcelona to live with her aunt and uncle and their four-year-old daughter Anna at their woodsy and remote home in the country. An angel and a devil, a bad seed and a lonely girl badly in need of love, she proves a naughty and willful challenge, with sly lies, cruel pranks, and the newly discovered arsenal of sibling rivalry. Steeped in the realism of childish ways, yet mystifyingly magical, SUMMER 1993 is an autobiographical film for director Simón, who was orphaned as a child. The film's tender arc of transformation from grief to acceptance of a sense of family is underlined by truly astonishing performances by child actresses Artigas and Robles. SUMMER 1993 was Spain's 2018 submission for Oscar consideration. In Catalan with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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