Cast: Laia Artigas, David Verdaguer.
Spain / 2017 / 97 mins
Catalan, English subt.
Winner of the Best First Feature Award in Berlin, Spanish writer-director Carla Simón’s autobiographical coming-of-age tale is delicate, transporting and—in its own confident, unassuming way—profoundly moving.
Sublimely embodied by little Laia Artigas— whose arresting presence at times recalls the young Ana Torent—six-year-old Frida is sent from Barcelona to her aunt and uncle’s home in the Catalan countryside. Frida has lost both her parents, and although her new family is welcoming, her new surroundings overturn her inchoate understanding of the world.
· Berlinale 2017
Spanish wine will be served after the screening at the beautiful VIP Room at Pathé Tuschinski.