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3.8
1,408 Ratings

Summer Hours

L'heure d'été

Directed by Olivier Assayas
France, 2008
Drama

Synopsis

Three siblings must come to terms with their mother’s mortality as they decide what to do with her valuable belongings in this family drama from filmmaker Olivier Assayas.

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Summer Hours Directed by Olivier Assayas

Awards & Festivals

Village Voice Film Poll

2009 | 2nd place: Best Film

2009 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actress

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2009 | Winner: Best Film

2009 | 3rd place: Best Director

Critics reviews

Olivier Assayas’ L’Heure d’été (Summer Hours, 2008) is the work of an artist at the height of his powers. It is the culmination of nearly 40 years of reflection and research into the value of art and artistic practice. This value, for Assayas, originates in the artist’s disposition towards the artwork and world, which is to say in the relationship the artist establishes, through his chosen artistic medium, between self and world.
October 06, 2014
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…At this moment, Mr. Assayas comes close to replicating a similar feeling of helpless nostalgia in Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. As it is, the writer-director of some of the most sharp-edged critiques of modern mores in the French cinema has softened his approach, except as regards his dour view of museums as dark places that embalm art objects instead of enhancing them.
May 12, 2009
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