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Summer 1993

City Cinema

Summer 1993

Summer 1993

Friday, September 21, 2018, 07:00pm

September 21–26 (times vary)

PG, some language, mature content
Dir: Carla Simón, Spain, 98 min. Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí. In Catalan with English subtitles. Winner, Best First Feature, Berlin Film Festival and over 30 other Festival Awards.

“Childhood is a time of resistance and resilience in Carla Simón’s autobiographical Summer 1993. She takes a child’s eye view of the world to tell the story of Frida (Laia Artigas), a six-year-old whose life in Barcelona is upended when she is orphaned with the death of her mother. What follows is a world of whispered conversations not intended for small ears, as Frida’s uncle Esteve and aunt Marga take custody of her, moving her to their house in the countryside with her younger cousin Anna. Because Simón presents the world as Frida sees and hears it, we only learn about her parents obliquely, this helps the writer/director to show the way that children can be affected by prejudices and attitudes even when they have no fundamental understanding of what is happening. There’s a freewheeling naturalism to Simón’s approach that captures the sense of endless summers in a child’s world, as she allows the small moments of play to take centre stage. The back and forths between Frida and Anna are particularly delightful, capturing childhood logic without feeling forced. While Frida is frequently shown manifesting her unfocused grief as anger—with Simón non-judgmentally showing the sometimes unpleasant the consequences for all concerned—there is also a sense of the wonder of childhood. This is a place where magic and religious belief amount to pretty much the same thing and where you can think by flashlight. The film—which was Spain’s nomination for the Foreign Language Oscar last year—wears its story lightly. Even when Simón is dealing with heavier themes her focus is on Frida and her emotions. Occasionally languid, but never less than lovely, Simón has crafted a memorable debut, that could easily mark the start of a long career for its young star Artigas.”—Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film. “A realisation of the child’s world as authentic and wise as this is rare. It bears comparisons with The Spirit of the Beehive, rightly regarded as one of the most important Spanish films of the last century… In its modest and careful way this is a testament to what cinema can achieve.”—FilmInk


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City Cinema
64 King Street
Charlottetown

(902) 368-3669
http://www.citycinema.net


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