A Burning Hot Summer

A Burning Hot Summer

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Philippe Garrel
Produced by Edouard Weil
Written by Philippe Garrel
Marc Chodolenko
Caroline Deruas
Starring Monica Bellucci
Louis Garrel
Céline Sallette
Jérôme Robart
Music by John Cale
Cinematography Willy Kurant
Edited by Yann Dedet
Rectangle Productions
Distributed by Wild Bunch Distribution
Release dates
  • 2 September 2011 (2011-09-02) (Venice Film Festival)
  • 28 September 2011 (2011-09-28) (France)
Running time
95 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $3.1 million
Box office $190.000[1]

A Burning Hot Summer (pre-release title: That Summer) is a 2011 drama film directed by Philippe Garrel,[2] starring Monica Bellucci, Louis Garrel, Céline Sallette and Jérôme Robart. Its original French title is Un été brûlant, which means "A burning summer". The film tells the story of a stormy relationship between an actress and a painter.



The film was the second collaboration between director Philippe Garrel and the French production company Rectangle Productions. It received co-production support from Italy's Faro Film and Switzerland's Prince Film. The 3.1 million euro budget included money from the CNC, the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Swiss Federal Office for Culture, 400,000 euro from Eurimages and 192,000 euro from the Île-de-France region.[3] The film was first announced in 2009 under the title J'ai gardé les anges, which means "I have guarded the angels".[4] The title had been changed to the current when principal photography began in July 2010. Filming took place during eight weeks in Rome and Paris.[3]


The film premiered on 2 September 2011 in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival.[5] The French release was set to 28 September through Wild Bunch Distribution.[6]


  1. http://www.jpbox-office.com/fichfilm.php?id=12334
  2. Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 121. ISBN 978-1908215017.
  3. 1 2 Lemercier, Fabien (2010-07-26). "Summer heats up for the Garrels and Bellucci". Cineuropa. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  4. Dokhan, Julien (2009-06-10). "Philippe Garrel capture l'ange Monica Bellucci". AlloCiné (in French). Tiger Global. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  5. "Programme 68th Venice International Film Festival" (PDF). labiennale.org. Venice Biennale. 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-22.
  6. "Un été brûlant". AlloCiné (in French). Tiger Global. Retrieved 2011-07-28.

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