Sat 26 Sep - Wed 30 Sep

Ete 85

François Ozon
  • Watch out with children under 12
  • Drugs- and alcoholabuse
  • Coarse Language
26
Sep
-
30
Sep

This translation of Aidan Chambers' novel Dance on my Grave into a film is summery, sunny and simultaneously ill-omened from the start. Well-known director François Ozon dives into the colourful, naive and insouciant world of a teenage boy and takes you with him.

Alexis and his parents have recently moved to the sleepy Normandy seaside town of Treport, where he does not know anyone yet. When he is saved after capsizing with his little sailboat by the two year older David, Alexis is deeply impressed by his devil-may-care smile, silver earring, muscles, motor and large boat. The two start hanging out together and fall in love. They seem to be living a sunny dream, but will it last longer than the summer of '85?

Direction
François Ozon
Cast
Melvil Poupaud, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Duration
100 min
RELEASE
Thu 3 Sep
Year
2020
Country
France
Language
French; Dutch subtitles
  • Watch out with children under 12
  • Drugs- and alcoholabuse
  • Coarse Language

"Be that as it may, even as a minor Ozon's work, SUMMER OF 85 is well-conceived and constructed in a holistic level, not least for recreating the 80s laidback ambience that matches the film's alluring scenery, and the savvy message of moving-on. "

7/10- IMDB