Summer 1993 (Original title: Estiu 1993) is a 2017 Catalan-language Spanish drama film directed and written by Carla Simón. The film premiered in the Generation section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the GWFF Best First Feature Award. It was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.
|Directed by||Carla Simón|
|Produced by||Valérie Delpierre|
|Written by||Carla Simón|
|Music by||Pau Boïgues|
|Edited by||Didac Palou|
|Distributed by||Oscilloscope Laboratories|
|Box office||$1.9 million|
After her parents die of AIDS, a six-year-old orphaned girl goes to live with her uncle and his family.
- Laia Artigas as Frida
- Paula Blanco as Cesca
- Etna Campillo as Irene
- Bruna Cusí as Marga
- Jordi Figueras as Blai
- David Verdaguer as Esteve
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100% based on 86 reviews, and an average rating of 8.08/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) finds writer-director Carla Simón drawing on personal memories to create a thoughtful drama elevated by outstanding work from its young leads." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 81 out of 100, based on 18 critics, indicating "universal acclaim"; it is listed as a "Metacritic must-see".
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