Oscilloscope has released the trailer for Carla Simon‘s upcoming drama Summer 1993, which is Spain’s submission for this year’s Academy Awards. The film tells the autobiographical story of a young girl who must acclimate to a new life with her aunt, uncle, and cousin, after her mother passes away.
Summer 1993 opens in theaters early next year.
In Carla Simon’s touching autobiographical film, six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her recently deceased mother’s apartment in Barcelona are placed in boxes. Although her aunt, uncle, and younger cousin Anna welcome her with open arms, it’s only very slowly that Frida begins to get used to her new home in the countryside. Punctuated by moments of youthful exuberance and mature ruminations, this coming of age drama, set amongst summery hues, is an extraordinarily moving snapshot of being a child in an adult world, anchored by flawless performances by its two young stars.