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Summer Hours (L'Heure d'ete)

Summer Hours (L'Heure d'ete)
  • 2008
  • France
  • 102 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Olivier Assayas
  • Written by: Olivier Assayas
  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie Renier, Kyle Eastwood
  • Language: French
  • Website: www.lheuredete-film.mk2.com

It's the 75th birthday of widowed matriarch Helene, and attending the celebrations are her three children, grandchildren and elderly housekeeper, who must decide collectively what to do with their artistic inheritance when Helene passes away soon after. Not tied down to a conventional three-act structure, the film's themes emerge naturally from the drama.

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Interview - Olivier Assayas

17 Jul 2008

The French filmmaker talks to The List about his globalisation drama, Summer Hours.

Summer Hours

17 Jul 20083 stars

DRAMA (12A) 102min In summer sunshine in the countryside north of Paris it’s the 75th birthday of widowed matriarch Helene (Edith Scob), and attending the celebrations are her three children, university economist Frédéric (Charles Berling)…

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