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New Orleans Film Society

A Burning Hot Summer (Un ete brulant)

FRANCE/SWITZERLAND 95 min.

Director
Philippe Garrel
Director of Photography
Willy Kurant
Editor
Yann Dedet
Producer
Edouard Weil
Producer
Conchita Airoldi
Producer
Giorgio Magliulo
Producer
Pierre-Alain Meier
Writer
Philippe Garrel
Writer
Marc Chodolenko
Writer
Caroline Deruas
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Synopsis

The latest searing drama from French master Philippe Garrel (Regular Lovers) loosely evokes Godard’s Contempt, as a once-happy marriage between a brooding painter (Louis Garrel, the director’s son) and his movie-star wife (Monica Bellucci) hits the rocks. When another young couple joins them on a Roman holiday, tensions and passions flare. A Burning Hot Summer also contains one of director Garrel’s spectacular dance sequence, this time with Garrel fils and Bellucci doing a terpsichorean turn to the Dirty Pretty Things’ “Truth Begins.”With a score by the Velvet Underground’s John Cale, and the legendary Maurice Garrel (the director’s father, Louis’s grandpere) in his final role. “Philippe Garrel is the proverbial underrated genius. He is the closest thing to a poet functioning today in French cinema.” – Olivier Assayas

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