Downtown Mall : Violet Crown A
Summer 19932017. Spain. 97 min.
Director: Carla Simón Featuring: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer, Montse Sanz.
Frida (Laia Artigas) has lost both of her parents to AIDS and is sent to live with her mother’s brother and his wife in the mountainside pueblo. A biographical piece about the director’s own experience being orphaned at the age of six, the filmic memoir recounts a child’s struggle to mourn without the language to understand trauma, the shame of the AIDS virus, and the resiliency of family. The film debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival and was awarded the GWFF Best First Feature Award. It will contend for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.
Supported by Light House StudioIncludes English Subtitles