Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

Summer Hours

  • Olivier Assayas /
  • France /
  • 2008 /
  • 102 mins

Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie Renier, Edith Scob, Dominique Reymond, Valérie Bonneton / Fiction / French

When a family fractures, what happens to the heirlooms?

This latest drama from Olivier Assayas (Irma Vep; Demonlover; Boarding Gate) observes the troubled fate of a priceless private art collection, as family members disagree as to its best use. Preserve or sell? Display, or protect? With a stunning cast including Juliette Binoche, Jérémie Rénier, Charles Berling and Edith Scob, this is an intelligent and tender assessment of the power of memory and the value of objects. HM

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