Directed by: Carla Simón
Total Runtime: 96 min
Country of Origin: United States
Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Official Selection Spain;
Official Selection Berlin International Film Festival
“A thoughtful and moving family portrait.”
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. In Catalan with English subtitles.