A BURNING HOT SUMMER
UN ÉTÉ BRÛLANT
2011, IFC Films, 95 min, France, Dir: Philippe Garrel

The once-content marriage between Italian movie star Angele (Monica Bellucci) and painter Frederic (Louis Garrel) begins to spiral into despair when they meet up with another couple for a Roman holiday. With a score by the Velvet Underground’s John Cale. In French with English subtitles. “Philippe Garrel, whose films include REGULAR LOVERS and FRONTIER OF DAWN, creates worlds that spring from a poetic, deeply personal sense of life rather than a screenwriting manual. People find and lose love, make up or don’t. They pass the time, time passes them by. In A BURNING HOT SUMMER, two men fall into friendship, and while little happens, everything is at stake… Languid and emotionally raw.” - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times


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