Visions of Europe
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection for titles within the Visions of Europe strand of the Into Film Festival.
Wed 21 Nov 2018
10:00 - 12:20
Grosvenor Glasgow, 24 Ashton Lane, Hillhead, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G12 8SJ, Scotland
This event is presented in partnership with Cinemaattic and SCAT - Scotland Catalan Film Festival.
In the summer of 1993, following the death of her parents, six year old Frida moves from Barcelona to the Catalan countryside to live with her aunt and uncle, now her new legal guardians. Country life is a challenge for Frida time passes differently, and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious. She now has a new little sister whom she has to take care of, and has to deal with new feelings, such as jealousy. Often, Frida is naively convinced that running away would be the best solution to her problems. Yet, the family does what it can to achieve a fragile new balance and bring normality to their life. Occasional family outings to a local fiesta or a swimming pool, cooking or listening to jazz in the garden bring them moments of happiness. Slowly, Frida realizes that she is there to stay and has to adapt to the new environment. Before the summer is over, she has to cope with her emotions and her new parents have to learn to love her as their own daughter.
Laia has been working as an acting coach since 2007 for projects in TV and movies and also preparation for castings. She is one of the acting coaches at the moment for major Catalan productions.
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Set in the summer of 1993, six year-old Frida leaves her home in Barcelona for the countryside after the death of her mother and father. Leaving her grandparents behind, Frida must adjust to her new life living with her uncle Esteve and aunt Marga, as well as her three year-old cousin Anna. Despite her surroundings, Frida is unable to move on from the trauma of losing both her parents at such a young age, and struggles to adjust to this unfamiliar rural world. ‘Summer 1993’ is a piece of visual filmmaking exploring bereavement and childhood psychology from a first-time feature director.
Infrequent strong language.
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