Summer 1993

Summer 1993(12)

12th March 2020
Carla Simon Lang - 2017 97 mins
Spain
Language Catalan

After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

Score: 75.96%

Some members' comments:

The eyes carried all the emotion. Beautiful film. Huge sensitivity in the expression and understanding of a child’s language of loss. Wonderful acting – in the heart of the emotion. Very good. Brilliant acting by the children – and the adults weren’t bad either. An excellent portrayal of child psychology! Frida – tremendous performance – loss and love. Superb film – good portrayal of a child’s confusion. The slow grieving process seen through a child’s eyes. Was very glad nothing terrible happened to the children. Touching film showing the difficulty of having to move unintentionally into a new family. Excellent portrayal of a five year old. Some tender moments and an underlying feeling of helplessness. Tremendous acting – especially the children. Thought the cat would be in the pond. Impressive acting and direction. The relationship between Frida and Anna was very real. Anna was a star! Film not improved by jerky camera rate. It took a while to get going but when it did I could not relax ‘ cos I was worried about Anna’. Overall I enjoyed it but what a strange ending after such a happy family scene. Bit drawn out, could have slapped the lot of them – why not talk to Frida? Novel idea? Sad premise, but pedestrian and lacking in plot.

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