L'heure d'ete / Summer Hours (2008) Criterion Collection
The film opens with a 75th birthday party for Helene (Edith Scob), an elegant widow who lives in a tasteful country estate an hour's drive from Paris. Her three adult children are there to celebrate along with their families. Dutiful Frederic (Charles Berling) is the eldest, and the only one still living in France. Jeremie (Jeremie Renier) has been living in Beijing with his family and working for Puma, the tennis shoes company. Adrienne (Juliette Binoche) is living in New York with her American boyfriend (Kyle Eastwood, Clint's son), designing goods for Takashimaya, the Japanese department store chain.
The sudden death of the family matriarch Helene leaves her children with the painful dissection of her home, personal belongings and the last of the art collection of her Uncle Paul, a famous artist who died leaving her many valuable heirlooms. Tension between the three grown up siblings is palpable as they realise that their lives and desires have diverged completely; they all retain fond memories of a childhood centered on visits to the house, but they all have completely different needs.

Director: Olivier Assayas
Actors: Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jeremie Renier, Edith Scob, Dominique Reymond, Valerie Bonneton, Isabelle Sadoyan
Country: France
Drama: Drama, Family

Edition Details:
• New high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Olivier Assayas and approved by Assayas and cinematographer Eric Gautier
• New video interview with Assayas
• Making-of documentary featuring interviews with Assayas and actors Charles Berling and Juliette Binoche, and showing the cast and crew on set
• Inventory, an hour-long documentary by Olivier Gonard, shot partly in Paris’s Muse'e d’Orsay, that examines the film’s approach to art
• New and improved English subtitle translation

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:43:00 | 6.57 Gb + 6.33 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitle: English

BD50 | AVC 1080p | 01:43:05 | 44.2 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitle: English

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