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3.9
815 Ratings

Before Summer Ends

Avant la fin de l'été

Directed by Maryam Goormaghtigh
France, Switzerland, 2017
Documentary

Synopsis

After five years studying in Paris, Arash has not adjusted to life there and has decided to return to Iran to live. Jolted by the news, his two friends Hossein and Nima, who do not want him to leave, convince him to take a last trip through France – secretly hoping he will change his mind.

Before Summer Ends Directed by Maryam Goormaghtigh

Critics reviews

Don’t let the loose, improvisatory style and supremely naturalistic performances fool you: even aside from the delightful, colorful and carefully composed cinematography (also courtesy of Goormaghtigh) there is a gentle, premeditated point to be found in almost every scene here.
October 18, 2017
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Goormaghtigh made the film with a few thousand dollars and one assistant, but her poised, ample images and her wryly tender regard for her characters give the film dramatic grandeur to match its global embrace.
March 09, 2018
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Remarkably freeform and sensitive to nuance, Before Summer Ends is the Jarmuschian comedy that Kiarostami never got to make.
May 04, 2018
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