Summertime (2015 film)
|Directed by||Catherine Corsini|
|Produced by||Elisabeth Perez|
Cécile de France |
|Music by||Grégoire Hetzel|
|Edited by||Frédéric Baillehaiche|
France 3 Cinéma
|Distributed by||Pyramide Distribution|
|Box office||$2.2 million|
Summertime (original title: La Belle Saison) is a 2015 French-Belgian romantic drama film directed by Catherine Corsini, co-written with Laurette Polmanss. The film stars Cécile de France, Izïa Higelin and Noémie Lvovsky. It premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival, where it won the Variety Piazza Grande Award.
Set in 1971, Delphine (Higelin), the daughter of farmers in countryside France, decides to move to Paris in attempts to find her own life outside of her parents influence. After helping some feminists escape some trouble, she meets Carole (de France), who introduces her into helping their cause. Delphine introduces Carole into a whole other world as well.
- Cécile de France as Carole
- Izïa Higelin as Delphine
- Noémie Lvovsky as Monique
- Kévin Azaïs as Antoine
- Laetitia Dosch as Adeline
- Sarah Suco as Fabienne
- Benjamin Bellecour as Manuel
- Natalie Beder as Marie-Laure
- Calypso Valois as Charlotte
- Jean-Henri Compère as Maurice
- Bruno Podalydès as Professor Chambard
Principal photography took place in Limousin and in Paris from 22 July to 16 September 2014.
Muriel Del Don of Cineuropa writes "upbeat and majestic with tragic undertones", the film is a "real emotional odyssey in which passion seems to conquer all, even the most tenacious of prejudices".
In a review for Variety, Peter Debruge called it a "luminous, golden-hued period piece" and a "beautifully realized tearjerker".
Reviewing it for The Hollywood Reporter, Boyd van Hoeij said that "Though the narrative somewhat awkwardly morphs from a period drama about the French women's liberation movement in early 1970s to a more rural melodrama about being closeted and choosing between duty and family and personal happiness, the story is anchored by strong performances from Cécile de France and Izïa Higelin, who have a natural chemistry that’s not only credible but actually infectious."
|Award / Film Festival||Category||Recipients and nominees||Result|
|César Awards||Best Actress||Cécile de France||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Noémie Lvovsky||Nominated|
|Locarno International Film Festival||Variety Piazza Grande Award||Won|
|Lumières Awards||Best Film||Nominated|
|Best Director||Catherine Corsini||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Izïa Higelin||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay||Catherine Corsini and Laurette Polmanss||Nominated|
|Best Music||Grégoire Hetzel||Won|
|Trophées du Film français||Duo cinéma||Catherine Corsini and Élisabeth Perez||Won|
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- ↑ "La Belle Saison". JP's Box-Office.
- ↑ "La Belle Saison". Box Office Mojo.
- 1 2 "Summer shoot for La belle saison by Catherine Corsini". Cineuropa. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
- ↑ "Palmarès 2015". Locarno.
- 1 2 "Locarno Film Festival Announces Lineup for Its 68th Year, Awards Edward Norton on Opening Night". Indiewire. 15 July 2015.
- ↑ "Summertime, "my body belongs to me"". Cineuropa. 10 August 2015.
- ↑ "Locarno Film Review: 'Summertime'". Variety. 6 August 2015.
- ↑ "'Summertime' ('La belle saison'): Locarno Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 7 August 2015.
- ↑ "'Golden Years,' 'Marguerite,' 'Dheepan,' 'Mustang' Lead Cesar Nominations". Variety.
- ↑ "Prix Lumières 2016 : Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse et Mustang en tête des nominations". AlloCiné. 4 January 2016.
- ↑ "Palmarès Trophées du Film Français 2016 : la comédie à l'honneur !". AlloCiné.
- Anderson, Melissa. Paris and Limousin Are Burning in This Great Lesbian Love Story. The Village Voice. July 18, 2016
- Ide, Wendy. Summertime review – potent romance. The Guardian. July 17, 2016
- Mobarak, Jared. Summertime. The Film Stage. July 20, 2016
- Scott, A. O. Review: Warm Burst of Romantic Bliss in ‘Summertime’. The New York Times. July 21, 2016
- Toumarkine, Doris. Filmmaker of All Seasons: Catherine Corsini’s ‘Summertime’ is a ’70s tale of sexual liberation. Film Journal International. July 22, 2016
- Turan, Kenneth. 'Summertime' a warm embrace of a French same-sex couple's evolving relationship. Los Angeles Times. July 21, 2016
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