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Summertime (2015)

La belle saison (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 19 August 2015 (France)
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A young woman moves from the French countryside to Paris and begins a passionate love affair with a feminist leader in this drama set in 1970s France.

Director:

Catherine Corsini
3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cécile de France ... Carole (as Cécile De France)
Izïa Higelin ... Delphine Benchiessa
Noémie Lvovsky ... Monique Benchiessa- la mère de Delphine
Jean-Henri Compère ... Maurice Benchiessa - le père de Delphine
Loulou Hanssen ... Françoise
Kévin Azaïs ... Antoine
Benjamin Bellecour Benjamin Bellecour ... Manuel
Laetitia Dosch ... Adeline
Sarah Suco Sarah Suco ... Fabienne
Calypso Valois Calypso Valois ... Charlotte
Natalie Beder Natalie Beder ... Marie-Laure (as Nathalie Beder)
Bruno Podalydès Bruno Podalydès ... Le professeur Chambard
Antonia Buresi Antonia Buresi ... Geneviève
Julie Lesgages Julie Lesgages ... Joëlle
Benjamin Baroche Benjamin Baroche ... Le type qui se fait mettre la main aux fesses
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Storyline

There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did meet and not only did they come across each other but they fell passionately in love as well. Unfortunately, Delphine's father fell victim to a stroke, and the young woman had no other choice but to go back home to help her mother run the family farm. Carole, who was so smitten by Delphine, couldn't stand the estrangement and decided to join her lover at the farm. But could feminism and lesbianism easily be transferred to the countryside and its standards of the time...? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Adèle Haenel was Catherine Corsini's original choice for the role of Delphine. See more »

Goofs

After a swim in the pond, the girls lay out to take some sun. As Carole lays naked on the blanket resting her head on Delphine, her arms are raised and we can see she does not have any underarm hair. As the girls start to kiss and caress Carole's armpit is exposed again but this time full of underarm hair. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

In The Grace Of Your Love
Performed by The Rapture
Written by Luke Jenner, Gabe Andruzzi (as Gabriel Andruzzi), Vito Roccoforte
© And Your Bird Can Sing / Hung Up On A Dream / Hurwitz/Andruzzi
(P) V2 Records International Ltd T/A Cooperative Music. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by The Rapture under exclusive license to Cooperative Music as released in conjunction with DFA
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To be able to be who you are
8 September 2020 | by dakjetsSee all my reviews

LGBT rights are more relevant than ever. In several countries, unfortunately, the trend is towards more difficult living conditions for gays and transgender people. Seen in such a perspective, the plot of this film remains relevant, despite the fact that it depicts a summer in 1971. Although perhaps the problem here is something we have seen in many films, the film is experienced as both engaging and well told. I sat thinking when I saw this movie; how many such fates exist? Both before and now? That people cannot live their lives to the fullest, in fear of condemnation from their surroundings. There are probably a lot of them, and in that way such films become important and unfortunately relevant. For such films we need. We need to be reminded of how the world treats and views queer people. In addition to a strong and pointed action, the film is also beautifully filmed, well directed and with good actors who get both convincing and engaging.


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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

19 August 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Summertime See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,413, 24 July 2016

Gross USA:

$35,322

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,778,938
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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