Olivier Assayas

Summer Hours

Summer Hours

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.

Film Info

Special 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

Purchase Options

Special 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
Summer Hours
Cast
Juliette Binoche
Adrienne
Charles Berling
Frédéric
Jérémie Renier
Jérémie
Edith Scob
Hélène
Kyle Eastwood
James
Dominique Reymond
Lisa
Valérie Bonneton
Angela
Isabelle Sadoyan
Éloise
Alice de Lencquesaing
Sylvie
Emile Berling
Pierre
Eric Elmosnino
Police officer
Credits
Director
Olivier Assayas
Screenplay
Olivier Assayas
Producer
Charles Gillibert
Producer
Marin Karmitz
Producer
Nathanaël Karmitz
Cinematography
Eric Gautier
Editing
Luc Barnier
Executive producer
Claire Dornoy
Casting director
Antoinette Boulat
Set decorator
Sandrine Mauvezin
Sound editor
Nicolas Cantin

From The Current

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

In 1992, I went to Paris to see some movies that weren’t turning up on these shores, at least not as quickly as I wanted them to. At the time, it meant something particular to be going to Paris to see movies. Paris meant “cinema” and all tha…

By Kent Jones

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