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Summertime

Summertime

Run Time: 102 Minutes

Date

Wednesday, October 12th

Showtime

6:30 PM

French auteur Catherine Corsini (LA RÉPÉTITION) has prepared a feast for the senses, capturing the rural beauty of France’s Massif Central region in long, serene wide shots, and representing the energy of 1970s Parisian feminist meetings with rapid cutting. 

25-year-old Delphine (Izia Hegelin) shoulders more weight than the male farmhands who help her aging father. The constant pressure to marry is the only thing that wears her out.  When a relationship ends, she moves to Paris, finds a little apartment, an office job, and Carole (Cecile De France). Carole leads a local Women’s Lib group, stages protests, and has a very enlightened boyfriend. Her attraction to Delphine, however, is difficult to resist.

Soon after the women start up an intoxicating affair, Delphine is called home for a family emergency. Missing her, Carole soon follows where the overt sexism and homophobia is something she was unprepared to find. While sneaking into each other’s bedrooms in the middle of the night is sexy for a while, it grows tiring for Carole. Will she be able to convince Delphine to live openly? Is the pull of the city too strong for Carole to stay out amongst the chauvinists running the countryside? Delphine struggles with her love of farming, her loyalty to family, and her desire for Carole. Delphine’s choice won’t be easy, but the ride is sure fun.

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  • Director: Catherine Corsini
  • Country: France
  • Language: French with English subtitles
  • Awards: Variety Piazza Grande Award: Locarno International Film Festival
    Grand Jury Award Best Film: Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
    Official Selection: BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival
  • Tags: Full Feature | Wed, Oct 12th

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