Cine Latino: Summer 1993


The Main 3 Thu, Nov 16, 2017 7:15 PM
The Main 3 Fri, Nov 17, 2017 3:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$35.00 (NOV. 16)
$10.00 (NOV. 17)
Members:$30.00 (NOV. 16)
$7.00 (NOV. 17)
Child (12 & Under):$5.00 (NOV. 17)
Student:$5.00 (NOV. 17)
Film Info
Original Title:Estiu 1993
Guest Attending:Yes
Program:Cine Latino
Bright New Voices
Women in Film
Tags:Women Directors
Release Year:2017
Runtime:97 min
Print Source:Oscilloscope Laboratories
Director:Carla Simón
Producer:Valérie Delpierre
Cinematographer:Santiago Racaj
Screenwriter:Carla Simón
Editor:Didac Palou
Ana Pfaff
Composer:Pau Boïgues
Ernest Pipó
Principal Cast:Laia Artigas
Paula Robles
Bruna Cusí
David Verdaguer
Fermi Reixacha


Opening Night Presentation

Director Carla Simón attending!

<< Return to All Films | Sinopsis en Español

Lonely and afraid yet struggling not to let it show, six year-old Frida (Laia Artigas in an astonishing debut) watches her native Barcelona pass by en route to her Uncle Esteve’s country home, unsure of what her new life will be like alongside Esteve’s wife Marga and their three year-old daughter Anna. Made an orphan by a virus no one around her will utter the name of, Frida uneasily feels her way around her unfamiliar surroundings and within a family she only vaguely knows, acting out, telling lies and inflicting small cruelties on her new sister. Yet slowly, against a backdrop of the lush natural world--and a family struggling to embrace its troubled new member—Frida might rediscover what it is to be loved again in this astonishing debut feature from writer/director Carla Simón.

Winner of the Best First Feature and the Generation Kplus International Jury Awards at the 2017 Berlinale, and based on the director’s own childhood experiences, Summer 1993 is an unforgettable film of disarming authenticity, free of sentimentality and beautifully crafted in every way. Summer 1993 is the Spanish submission to the 90th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

Opening Night Reception

Thursday, November 16, 5:00pm
Pracna - 125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis

All Opening Night ticket holders are invited to a reception at the Pracna Grotto, next door to the St. Anthony Main Theatre, immediately before the screening at 7:15pm of our Opening Night film, Summer 1993. Join us for light food and drinks and to meet and welcome our special guest from Spain, Carla Simón, award-winning director of the Opening Night film, as well as other visiting filmmakers and guests, and returning Cine Latino artistic director, Hebe Tabachnik.

Opening Night Party

Thursday, November 16, 9:15pm
Jefe Urban Hacienda - 219 SE Main Street, Minneapolis

After the Opening Night film, help us launch this year’s Cine Latino with a bang as we take over Jefe Urban Hacienda, a block down the street from the St. Anthony Main Theatre! Experience delicious festival-themed foods and drink specials, and dance the night away to the great music of Salsa del Soul. The musicians in this nine-piece orchestra represent some of the finest talents in the Twin Cities. They perform a rich range of dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean - from Son, to Son Montuno, Plena, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Timba, and, of course, Salsa!

Sola y atemorizada, pero luchando por no demostrarlo, con apenas seis años Frida (Laia Artigas en un extraordinario debut), mira a su nativa Barcelona desaparecer camino a casa de su tío Esteve en el campo, sin saber cómo podrá ser su vida junto a Marga, la esposa de Esteve y a Anna, su prima de tres años. Convertida en huérfana por un virus cuyo nombre nadie menciona en su presencia, Frida tantea con temor su nuevo territorio dentro de una familia que apenas conoce, y se expresa mintiendo, portándose mal e infligiendo pequeñas crueldades contra su nueva hermana. Pero poco a poco, con el trasfondo exuberante de su nuevo mundo y una familia que lucha por acoger a su difícil nuevo integrante, Frida redescubre lo que es ser amada en este impresionante largometraje debut de la directora y escritora Carla Simón.

Ganadora del premio al mejor largometraje debut y del premio Generación Kplus International del jurado en la Berlinale 2017, basada en las experiencias de la niñez de la directora, Verano 1993 es una película inolvidable, de enorme autenticidad, libre de sentimentalismos y hermosamente hecha en todo sentido.


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