One of the most celebrated films in World Cinema today, and a standout hit of the Toronto, AFI and New York Film Festivals, SUMMER HOURS (L'HEURE D'ÉTÉ) is Olivier Assayas' (IRMA VEP, LES DESTINÉES) latest film superbly acted by some of France's finest performers – Academy Award®-winner Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling and Jérémie Rénier.
The divergent paths of three forty-something siblings collide when their mother, heiress to her uncle’s exceptional 19th-century art collection, dies suddenly. Left to come to terms with themselves and their differences, Adrienne (Binoche), a successful New York designer, Frédéric (Berling), an economist and university professor in Paris, and Jérémie (Rénier), a dynamic businessman in China, confront the end of childhood, their shared memories, background and unique vision of the future. Incisively written, Assayas' new film moves effortlessly through its narrative with all the grace of Renoir at the height of his powers.
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