Summer Hours

Summer Hours

Directed by Olivier Assayas • 2008 • France

Universally acclaimed by critics, the multiple award-winning SUMMER HOURS is the great contemporary French filmmaker Olivier Assayas's most personal film to date. Three siblings, played by Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, and Jérémie Rénier, must decide what to do with the country estate and objects they've inherited from their mother. From this simple story, Assayas creates an exquisitely nuanced drama about the material of globalized modern living. Naturalistic and unsentimental, SUMMER HOURS is that rare film that pays respect to family by treating it with honesty.

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Summer Hours
  • Summer Hours

    Directed by Olivier Assayas • 2008 • France

    Universally acclaimed by critics, the multiple award-winning SUMMER HOURS is the great contemporary French filmmaker Olivier Assayas's most personal film to date. Three siblings, played by Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, and Jérémie Rénier, must dec...

Extras

  • Olivier Assayas on SUMMER HOURS

    This interview with director Olivier Assayas was conducted in Paris in January 2010.

  • The Making of SUMMER HOURS

    This half-hour 2008 documentary features interviews with director Olivier Assayas and actors Charles Berling and Juliette Binoche, and shows the cast and crew at work on SUMMER HOURS.

  • Inventory

    This hour-long 2008 documentary by Olivier Goinard, shot partly in Paris’s Musée d’Orsay, examines SUMMER HOURS’ approach to the art featured in it.