Spain Sends Carla Simon’s Debut ‘Summer 1993’ to Foreign-Language Oscar Race

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Courtesy of Inicia Films

Carla Simon’s feature debut, “Summer 1993,” which premiered in Berlin’s Generation Kplus section and won the best first film award, has been selected to represent Spain in the foreign-language Oscar category.

Set in Catalonia in 1993, the autobiographical film centers on a 6-year old orphan from Barcelona who goes to live with her uncle’s family after the death of her mother from AIDS-related pneumonia. The movie was developed at the Berlinale Script Station and was later presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

“Summer 1993,” produced by Inicia Films and co-produced/distributed Avalon Films, had a healthy run at the local box office and will soon be re-released. It is being sold by New Europe Film Sales.

Spain’s Oscar committee had also shortlisted Pablo Berger’s “Abracadabra” and Salvador Calvo’s “1898, Our Last Men in the Philippines.”

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