A six year old girl faces the first summer with her new adoptive family. An early coming of age drama about a girl who learns to fit in a new rural world while coping with the loss of her mother.
- Best First Feature Award, Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury - Berlin IFF
- Biznaga de Oro (Spanish Film) - Málaga FF
- International Golden Tulip Special Jury Prize - Istanbul FF
- Best Director, SIGNIS Award - BAFICI
- Best International Feature - Odessa IFF
- Spanish submission for the Academy Awards
- Special Mention - BFI London IFF
- Best Film (International Competition) - Mumbai IFF
- Berlinale Generation 2017
- Istanbul Film Festival 2017
- Zlín Film Festival 2017
- CPH PIX 2017
- Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal 2017
- BFI London Film Festival 2017
- Busan International Film Festival 2017
- Viennale 2017
- Göteborg Film Festival 2018
- Les Arcs Industry Village 2018
- Berlinale Co-Production Market 2019
- CineMart 2021
- Laia Artigas
- Paula Robles
- Bruna Cusí
- David Verdaguer
- Fermi Reixach
- Carla Simón
- Santiago Racaj
- Didac Palou
- Ana Pfaff
- Ernest Pipo
- Pau Boïgues
- NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
- INICIA FILMS
- AVALON P.C.
A thoughtful and moving family portrait.
An intimate, autobiographical study of how hard it can be to fit in.
Authentic and memorable...tender and determined.
Cinema makes me value every moment of life with intensity, it makes me observe all those details that this wonderful yet painful world can offer us.
Carla Simón (1986) was raised in a small Catalan village. In 2011 she was awarded with a scholarship and moved to the United Kingdom to study at the London Film School, where she earned an MA. Her autobiographical debut feature SUMMER 1993 won the GWFF Best First Feature Award and the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus at Berlinale 2017, among many other prizes all over the world. Carla also received the “Women in Motion” Young Talent Award in Cannes 2018. Alcarràs is her second feature in development, also taking part in the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence and Nipkow Programm.
Carla Simón was born in 1986, in a small Catalan village, part of an extensive family that is a bottomless pit of stories, relationships, feelings and entanglements. Watching and listening to all these stories is how she decided to make films. Carla graduated in Audiovisual Communication at the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona, after a year at the University of California. Awarded with a scholarship of “La Caixa”, she moved to the UK to study at the London Film School. SUMMER 1993 (2017) is Carla’s autobiographical debut. It tells the story of Frida, a six-years-old girl who just lost her mother and has to move in with her new family. It premiered at the 2017 Berlinale, where it received the Best First Film Award and the Generation Kplus Grand Prix. The film has collected more than 30 prizes all over the world. It was selected to represent Spain for the Oscars Academy Awards, it was nominated for the Discovery European Film Award and it won 3 Goyas. Carla also received the Women in Motion emerging talent prize in Cannes in 2018. ALCARRAS is her second feature, which took part in the Cannes Residency, Nipkow Program and the Torino Film Lab, where it won the CNC Award. It also participated at Berlinale Co-Production Market, where it got the Eurimages Development Award. It was in pre-production before the COVID-19 crisis. While waiting for the right time to shoot, Carla started developing Romería. Besides and while teaching film to youngsters, Carla shot the HIV campaign If Then Else and the short CORRESPONDANCE (2020), co-directed with Dominga Sotomayor, which had its world premiere at the 2020 Visions du Réel. It was screened at the 2020 New York Film Festival, 2020 San Sebastián International Film Festival and it received the Best Short Award at the 2020 Mar del Plata International Film Festival.