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Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival
Summer 1993

Fri 13 October 2017

Winner of the Best First Feature Award at the Berlin International Film Festival, Carla Simón’s compassionate autobiographical debut has an extraordinary performance at its heart. Following the death of her parents from an AIDS-related illness, six-year-old Frida faces her first summer with her new adoptive family in the picturesque Catalan countryside. Deftly exploring the legacy of trauma, the film is a beautifully shot and powerful testament to acceptance, independence and love.

Scottish Premiere dir. Carla Simón | Spain | 2017 | 96m | Drama / Screening in Catalan with English Subtitles

This film is F-rated. Films are given an F-rating if directed by women, written by women and/or present significant female characters on screen, in their own right. f-rated.org.