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Spring Night, Summer Night

Réalisé par Joseph L. Anderson
États-Unis, 1967


Le récit mélancolique d’un frère et de sa demi-soeur dont la relation devient soudainement intime. Leur famille de fermiers, déjà en difficulté, se retrouve alors plongée dans une crise amoureuse, entre honte et récrimination. Casting d’acteurs locaux, tourné sur place en 35mm noir & blanc.

Notre opinion

This remarkably forgotten American independent, set in a declining rural town in Ohio, explores the struggles of its past through the mirror of a complicated relationship. Working with nonprofessional actors, Joseph L. Anderson’s late-60s drama tells a melancholic story of revenge and liberation.

Spring Night, Summer Night Réalisé par Joseph L. Anderson

Avis des critiques

Is it important to love characters? In my opinion, not necessarily; but when filming people that live a very different life and derive from a different class, it might be important to listen to them instead of imposing a story on their lives.
September 27, 2018
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The documentary-style portraits of the characters’ impoverished neighbors display the influence of Italian neorealism, and the shadow-heavy photography at times evokes German expressionism. Yet the storytelling, full of characters killing time, anticipates such other American indie features as Eagle Pennell’s The Whole Shootin’ Match and Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep.
October 07, 2015
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Captured on location in southeast Ohio, in rich shades of 35mm black-and-white, the film at once preserves a bygone vision of virginal Americana and predicts the personal, uncompromising projects of regional micro-budget cinema, forging an unlikely continuum from its counterculture contemporaries such as Faces and The Last Picture Show, to the coming likes of Killer of Sheep, Stranger Than Paradise, and The Color Wheel.
August 12, 2015
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