Summer of ’85
(ÉTÉ 85)

Thursday December 3rd 2020, 12:00 am

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Runtime: 100 mins

Language: French w/ English Subtitles

Director: François Ozon

Country: France, 2020

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay, Romance

STREAMING December 3rd - 6th

Over one hot summer in 1985, naive teenager Alexis falls deeply and dangerously in love with sexy David. The pair become inseparable on the beaches and dancefloors of sun-soaked Normandy. But devilish and spikey David sees himself as a free spirit and refuses to be tied down. How will Alexis respond when he realizes he can’t have David all to himself? Unabashedly queer, hotblooded and hormone-driven, this is a welcome return to the preoccupations of director Francois Ozon’s early career. Featuring superb 80’s styling and music from Rod Stewart, Bananarama and The Cure, Summer of ’85 is a breezy first-love flashback to more innocent times. Ozon’s latest recalls life not just before COVID-19 but, more importantly, before AIDS overshadowed what it meant to come out.

Highlights

Honors -

NOMINEE - Best Feature Film
- San Sebastián International Film Festival

Honors -

OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Cannes Film Festival
- Toronto International Film Festival
- San Sebastian Film Festival
- Chicago International Film Festival

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