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Summer Hours

Olivier Assayas

 
Summer Hours (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • France
  • 2008
  • 99 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • French
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  • Spine #513

Universally acclaimed by critics, the multiple award-winning Summer Hours is the great contemporary French filmmaker Olivier Assayas’s most personal film to date. Three siblings, played by Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, and Jérémie Rénier, must decide what to do with the country estate and objects they’ve inherited from their mother. From this simple story, Assayas creates an exquisitely nuanced drama about the material of globalized modern living. Naturalistic and unsentimental, Summer Hours is that rare film that pays respect to family by treating it with honesty.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Olivier Assayas and approved by Assayas and cinematographer Eric Gautier, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New video interview with Assayas
  • Making-of documentary featuring interviews with Assayas and actors Charles Berling and Juliette Binoche, and showing the cast and crew on set
  • Inventory, an hour-long documentary by Olivier Gonard, shot partly in Paris’s Musée d’Orsay, that examines the film’s approach to art
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Kent Jones

    New cover by Michael Boland

Film Essays

Summer Hours: A Time to Live and a Time to Die

By Kent JonesApril 20, 2010

In 1992, I went to Paris to see some movies that weren’t turning up on these shores, at least . . . Read more »

Press Notes

Press Notes: Summer Hours

May 07, 2010

French director Olivier Assayas’s lyrical, complex family drama Summer Hours, starring . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Summer Hours: A Time to Live and a Time to Die

By Kent JonesApril 20, 2010

In 1992, I went to Paris to see some movies that weren’t turning up on these shores, at least . . . Read more »

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