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Generation Kplus

Estiu 1993

Summer 1993

Sommer 1993

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‘Where are you going?’ · ‘I’m going back home.’ · ‘Why?’ · ‘Because no one loves me here.’ · ‘I love you.’

Six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her deceased mother’s apartment are placed in boxes. In a send-off, her friends follow her car on foot waving goodbye. Although her uncle’s family welcomes her with open arms, it’s only very slowly that Frida begins to get used to her new home in the countryside, far away from her native Barcelona. Moments of youthful exuberance give way to ruminative detachment. At night, Frida prays for her mother, who she misses horribly, while during the day she attempts to find her place in this new life. In spite of its summery hues, the serious undertones of this coming of age drama, whose gentle images attempt to come to terms with the consequences of an unpredictable illness, prove to be extraordinarily moving.

Carla Simón

Spain 2017


96’ · Colour

recommendation: 11 years and up


Laia Artigas (Frida)
Paula Robles (Anna)
Bruna Cusí (Marga)
David Verdaguer (Esteve)
Fermi Reixach (Abuelo)


Written and Directed by
Carla Simón
Santiago Racaj
Didac Palou, Ana Pfaff
Ernest Pipo, Pau Boïgues
Sound Design
Roger Blasco
Eva Valiño
Production Design
Mireia Graell
Ana Aguila
Miria Juarez
Executive Producers
Valérie Delpierre, Maria Zamora
Valérie Delpierre
Stefan Schmitz, Maria Zamora
Avalon, Madrid


Carla Simón

Born in Barcelona, Spain in 1986, she grew up in a Catalan village. She belongs to an extensive family which serves as a unending source of stories. She graduated in audiovisual communication at the Universitat Autònoma in Barcelona after spending a year studying at the University of California. She then studied on a TV Fiction course organised by Catalan Television and subsequently at the London Film School. Her short films have screened at numerous festivals. She participated in Berlinale Talents in 2015 where the screenplay for her debut feature film Estiu 1993 (Summer 1993) was selected for the Script Station.


2012 Born Positive; short documentary 2013 Lipstick; short film 2014 Las Pequeñas Cosas; short film 2017 Estiu 1993 (Summer 1993)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017

Produced by

Inicia Films

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