Institut Ramon LLull



Screening of Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) at the Barbican

Cinema.  London,  17/03/2018

Catalan Director Carla Simon's film, Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993), will be screened at the Barbican Centre in London on 17 March 2018 at 6:15pm as part of the Barbican's Chronic Youth Film Festival.

An intimate exploration of childhood grief, Summer 1993 fearlessly dramatises the director’s experience, age six, of her mother’s sudden death.

Set in the Catalan countryside of her youth, director Carla Simón mines what she calls the ‘bottomless pit of stories’ that make up her family’s history to tell the story of Frida -- a young, feisty, but vulnerable child, like Simón herself, whose mother dies of AIDS in 90s Spain. Forced to move in with her uncle’s family, Frida finds warmth and resistance as she struggles to adjust to her new surroundings.

Brought to life with grit and flair by Laia Artigas, Simón presents a psychologically complex portrait of love and loss through fine-combed emotional sensitivity – the kind of portrait we rarely see through the eyes of a young female protagonist.


Discover Carla Simon here.


To buy your tickets for Summer 1993 at the Barbican, follow this link.

17 March 2018


Barbican Cinema 2

Tickets: £10.50

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