In high summer, Sasha, 30, dies suddenly. Her death brings two virtual strangers, her boyfriend Lawrence and sister Zoé, closer together, sharing their grief and the burden of their loss in Berlin, Paris and New York.
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Borrowing heavily from Rohmer, it’s a delicate portrait of loss, grief and its ramifications in the life of those who suffer them. It avoids most of the usual modern indie's fragilities through a surprising maturity in its humanist observation. Even if some might find little to appreciate in its story, it works at a purely formal level as a study in the textures of light and color through a naturalistic lensing.
Interesting film about grieving and the evolution of (romantic) relationships. Nice views from four cities (especially from the top of buildings) and nice summer moods. A bit slow paced but with a regular rhythm fitting the atmosphere. Not very originally artistic/independent but globally well made and above the average.
Great colors, vistas, grain, lesson. But This Summer Feeling suffers from the syndrome that plagues so much of the indiesphere: a dehabilitating lack of animistic force; of justificational purpose. No engagement, no particular reason to care beyond passive spectatorship. And this applies to much of the independent-festival output, not just here. Hey, Mac DeMarco's in the film. ||| IndieLisboa16
Loss, sadness, loneliness, support, friendship, love, new beginnings. La vie, quoi. A heartwarming story told in a beautifully minimalistic way. Made me realise that I too am ready for a new beginning.
A nice and delicate drama that follows two characters trying to move on and reconstruct their lives after a tragic event, and I like how it focuses mostly on everyday moments as they talk with friends and hope things will get better, even if mostly keeping a certain distance from us. http://www.filmotrope.com
Film très touchant et très sensible sur le processus de deuil, entre Berlin, Paris et New-York. Les sentiments prennent du temps pour se réajuster, et c'est exactement ce que nous montre avec une grande subtilité Mikhaël Hers ici.
The very low mark is just because this feel reeks of something it wants to be but just it is not, it tries and it shows, and it copies and it throws at your face but the emotion is just not there, the mood is created by the places and the grain in the image and the melancholic colours, not enough for me, I'm afraid!!