French teenager Alexis's boat capsizes, and he is rescued by David, who ends up as his boyfriend.French teenager Alexis's boat capsizes, and he is rescued by David, who ends up as his boyfriend.French teenager Alexis's boat capsizes, and he is rescued by David, who ends up as his boyfriend.
Summer love is always a painful love
Normandy, 1985. Alexis and David begin an unlikely friendship after an incident at sea. The story telling is interesting, François Ozon style, the typical plot to appeal for feelings and emotions, but that sometimes (as is the case in this film) falls too much into the melodramatic. There's nothing mind blowing, or double-sided characters, it is a simple summer love story, where there's a side of innocence and illusion about the first love to contrast with a rebellious and non-conformist side, of fleeting relationships. The aesthetics and sonority perfectly captures the 80's vibe, in a fantastic 16mm film. Those who liked 'Call Me by Your Name' will certainly like 'Été 85', given the similarities and inspirations that the director sought after Luca Guadagnino's great success. The protagonists have talent, and above all, chemistry, essential for a film of this kind to work. It's a nice way to end the (strange) summer of 2020.
- Sep 29, 2020
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