SPAIN / “Verano 1993”, a Franco-Hispanic co-production

The Catalan director Carla Simón, a graduate of the London Film School, is filming her first feature film, “Verano 1993” (Summer 1993).


Shooting began on July 4th at Girona in Catalonia, and will take six weeks.

Verano 1993” is about a 6 year old girl who is adopted when her mother dies and has to learn to live with new parents and in particular a new sister.

The cast features young Catalan actors David Verdaguer and Bruna Cusí, and the more experienced Fermi Reixach and Laia Artigues.

With a planned duration of 90 minutes, the film is produced by two independent companies Inicia Films and Avalon (Spain) and co-produced by the French production house Les Contes Modernes with the participation of the Spanish public television TVE. It is supported by the MEDIA programme, the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) and the Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC).

Carla Simón, who also works as an assistant director and film teacher, has previously directed five short films, the latest, “Las cosas pequeñas”, developed with finance raised at the European Short Pitch.

Sources: Cineuropa, El Blog de Cine Español

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