Summer 1993 wins two prizes in Berlin

The Catalan film Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993), directed by Carla Simón, yesterday won two prizes at the Berlin Film Festival: the Best First Feature Award and the jury prize in the Generation Kplus category. The latter award was shared with the Korean film Becoming Who I Was. The Hungarian film A Teströl és Lélekröl (On Body and Soul), by Ildikó Enyedi, was the festival's big winner this year, taking the prize for Best Film in the main section.

Summer 1993 is based on Simón's childhood memories. The film is narrated from the point of view of a six year old girl who has to go and live with relatives after the death of her mother. Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer and child actor Laia Artigas star in the film. The director told El Punt Avui that one of the film's themes “is the process of adapting to a new family, that suddenly there are new people who have to become your parents.”

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