Spain / 97 mins. / Drama
Catalan with English subtitles
Directed by Carla Simon Pipó
“Berlin International Film Festival – Won Best First Feature Award”
In the Summer of 1993, Frida, a six-year-old little girl, leaves Barcelona and her grandparents for the countryside. Her mother has just died of a mysterious illness, and her father was already dead. Taken in by her uncle Esteve and aunt Marga, Frida discovers her new environment, an old stone farmhouse in a mountainous area close to a dense forest. Her new “parents” prove friendly. As a bonus they have a three-year old daughter named Anna who could become a playmate. For another child this would be the most idyllic of stays, but Frida is disturbed and uprooted. If there are undeniably good times at her new “home”, there is also the unexpressed pain which makes her feel sad and behave badly. Frida is forced to deal with her troubles and accept her new reality, but it isn’t easy.