37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Summer 1993

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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 Studio


Sunday, November 12


1:45 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown A

Film Info

Director: Carla Simón

Runtime: 97 min.

Year: 2017

Country: Spain

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer, Montse Sanz.