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  1. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    Really looks and feel like a document over three Iranian guys having their last boy-trip together as this feels more like a documentary than a fiction movie. Hard to dislike even when the film is still, quiet and nothing really happens as it feels so true to life.

  2. Nabil Hamzaki's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    "What I like about love Is that we never learn What I like about love Frightens me"

  3. Slappy McGee's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    A very entertaining road trip of a film. During their roadtrip, 3 friends philosophize about their lives, friendship, love and their futures. The various themes they discuss have a resounding universality to them which makes this film and their interactions quite enjoyable. When their journey comes to an end, not everything is resolved, and yet it still feels quite satisfying. As does the entire film.

  4. M. Bernard's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    These reviews make me laugh. Such a beautiful film about 3 friends in Paris who decide to take a trip to the coast before one of them heads back home to Iran. They drive and camp so freely through the French countryside, and talk about stuff. And the poetic, understated, steady direction gives us all a serene mediation on identity, Iran, and friendship. Really strong direction.

  5. Richard Bolisay's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    Although I may have concerns with the form, I must say the conversations and ruminations of the three friends are illuminating, touching, and thought-provoking. Also, three names for three kinds of fart!

  6. Reynaldo Goulart's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

  7. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    A series of ruminations contrasting one's best self with the self they are in their home culture. Becomes even more interesting when Hossein is forced to be satisfied with his best self in exchange for staying away from Iran. Not a whole lot of conflict (except for some tension with the two girls), but generally goes down pretty easy because the film isn't taking itself completely seriously. It's very sincere.

  8. mpho3's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    ""Heartfelt, headstrong independent filmmaking ... [with an] off-the-cuff approach [that] gives the film an exuberance and a sense of freedom.... We’re not used to seeing men of this ethnicity depicted w/ such a light, good-humored touch, especially in these times.... We’re not used to seeing men of any ethnicity interact w/ such tender, unembarrassed affection toward each other. - Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

  9. Sunil Chauhan's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    i'm glad i finally watched it - a modest little road movie about male friendship, but it feels a little slight, without the peaks and troughs this kind of film should have. there's some interesting observations on identity, migration, travel and courting rituals, but it stays a little too close to the surface. it could have had more to it.

  10. panagiotatos's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    7/10 pure, simple and powerful

  11. mis marg's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    enter a different world - again. sweet movie

  12. ujjwal's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    A really nicely simply done film. No wannabe-ism. No pretensions... dealing with it lightly, a road trip to the south of France with three Iranian friends makes comments on social conteXts subtly without the need for overtures. Also seeing diasporic characters being dealt with and treated as humans and NOT caricatures is refreshing.

  13. Richard Tines's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    A tentative three stars....the film almost squanders many of its opportunities to explore its ostensible themes (identity, friendship, longing, that ever shifting qualitative space called "home")...as is so often the case, the lovely music saves the day....

  14. The Accidental Film Club (Paul)'s rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    Lovely, nice, good. Sweet, honest and light-of-touch. Quietly revelatory, even. But maybe - just, maybe - not quite as interesting as it could be.

  15. justinsuazo's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    honest film making: this causal low budget road trip film paired with candid style acting, makes for a very enjoyable humorous experience. rare to find such seamless and well matched talent across the board, editing, casting, cinematography, acting, writing. Very relatable and nuanced, my kind of crafted reality.

  16. captainfez's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    MY DINNER WITH ANDRE II: THE ROAD TRIP.

  17. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    An interesting look at what it means to try settling down to life in another country and also what it means to be an adult male still caught up with the preconceptions of maculinity and how you should act in certain situations, Before Summer Ends is good, but ultimately fails to realise its potential.

  18. janh24's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    Some great, naturalistic performances in this morose piece.

  19. Amelie's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

  20. AVA's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    Ein nachdenklicher Film, der so ganz andere Sorgen aufzeigt,als sie uns bekannt.

  21. Karen Delaney's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    Beautiful, heartwarming, subtle bromance road movie on the diaspora. Deconstructing some male middle eastern stereotypes. Lovely :)

  22. Gustavo Leitão's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    It's a light-hearted and touching road movie about friendship and identity. Three iranian friends take the road one last time before one of them move back to their homeland. They talk about the spaces between people and cultures and being abroad versus being deeply rooted amongst your own people. Who are we anyway?

  23. Superfrog's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    Interesting in parts for discussions of the issues of uprooting and obligations, the film otherwise is not that great, and the female cast particularly annoying.

  24. Benjamin Bach's rating of the film Before Summer Ends

    A movie that takes on a complicated, perhaps delicate subject and doesn't try to be complicated itself. Nor does it fail to be thoughtful, deep, charismatic and playful in its style. Thanks to the people who made this.

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