By which I mean, this is a film with two things on its mind: first love, and the fear of death, two things any YA film post-Twilight has needed to captivate its younger, emotionally confused audience. IN CINEMAS & ON CURZON HOME CINEMA 23 OCTOBER, GENRE:
Although not a major work in Francois Ozon’s filmography, Summer of 85 is still one of the best coming of age stories in recent memory – an affecting tale of first love and first heartbreak, all rolled into one. Alistair is a 25 year old writer based in Cambridge. When 16-year-old Alexis capsizes off the coast of Le Treport, 18-year-old David heroically saves him. His flawed, bittersweet drama feels less at home screening at this year’s virtual. Over one hot summer in 1985 naive teenager Alexis (Félix Lefebvre) falls deeply and dangerously in love with David (Benjamin Voisin). Félix Lefebvre stars as Alexis, a 16-year-old who lives in a French seaside town. 5:00pm Time seems to slow down and, again, David impacts Alex’s temporality. For Alex, it’s a lesson we can tell will imprint in his memory but for us, there’s something about the film that isn’t quite heady enough to stick. Please read our Covid-19 guidance prior to attending our screenings. Summer of 85 is released in the UK via Curzon on Demand on October 23. Originally intended for a Cannes unveiling this past May, François Ozon’s blue-skied coming-out-of-age romance Summer of 85 would have been a fitting film for the Croisette, filled with vistas not dissimilar to those one would have seen post-premiere. In his earlier work, Le Refuge (2009), Louis-Ronan Choisy’s character repeatedly plays a song on piano which punctuates the film, drawing the viewer back to a point of refuge upon each hearing. Saturday, September 9, 2017 – Saturday, September 23, 2017 Unlike the woozy love at its centre, Summer of 85 doesn’t haunt in the way that it should. I’ve never managed to review a François Ozon film without speaking, at length, about how he is one of the few truly chameleonic directors working. Romance, LANGUAGES:
Copyright © Curzon 2020. Water surrounds the locale of the film and becomes an important element in the process of time being rendered different. The trauma Alex must face up to is made slightly more bearable by his ability to turn himself into a character in a story, a similar idea to one that was explored in Safy Nebbou’s Who You Think I Am last year although in this instance, there’s no room for fabrication, just a growing awareness of how perspectives can wildly differ within a relationship. We’re all mortals”, promising him, “you and I will take a thousand trips”. BEING A HUMAN PERSON With Fred Scott. In order to process what happened, Alex is urged to document the summer months, to figure out both his emotions and the specifics of how David died and it becomes one of the film’s more piercing elements. The pair become inseparable on the beaches and dancefloors of sun-soaked … Synopsis. You’ve finally got a boyfriend. Thank you for your continued support from all at Curzon Goldsmiths! But again, this seems to be the point Ozon is making; the older of the two is less sensitive, and less intuitive to his emotions, causing ripples in their blossoming summer love. 7 – 2000-Present: Life After the Handover, The History of Hong Kong Action Cinema Pt. But anyone leaving the cinema having watched this film will have learnt what it can mean, how much of life it can make possible, to love someone in one summer, who sees the world in a different way. Hi everyone, just want to start by saying I am not 100% sure if this post is allowed, I read the rules and it is not clear if asking for streaming platform tips is allowed, if it isn't, I apologize. Alistair is a 25 year old writer based in Cambridge.…. But we know this can’t end well for the pair before we even see them together, as we are introduced to our protagonist waiting for his court hearing following David’s death, putting rainclouds over their relationship before we see it blossom.