×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

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

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.”

More Film

  • frances McDormand Oscars Speech

    How Hollywood Studios Are Rising to Meet Interest in Inclusion Riders

    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 […]

  • Andrew Rannells. Lucy Hale pictured at

    Lucy Hale Joins Michael Pena in 'Fantasy Island' Movie

    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 […]

  • Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald

    'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' Earns $10 Million Overseas

    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 […]

  • EARS TO YOU – In Disney’s

    Watch the Magical First Trailer for Disney's 'Dumbo'

    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 […]

  • A Private War

    'A Private War' Goes Public With Aviron's Word-of-Mouth Screenings

    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 […]

  • Saoirse Ronan Kristen Wiig

    Variety, PBS SoCal Announce Lineup for Ninth Season of ‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors’

    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 […]

  • AVOD streaming video OTT users -

    WarnerMedia Streaming Service Will Launch Domestically First

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content