That Summer (Un été brûlant)
France. Dir. Philippe Garrel. 2011, 95 mins. With Louis Garrel, Monica Bellucci, Jérôme Robart, Céline Sallette. In the latest tour de force by Garrel, French cinema’s great romantic, a brooding artist and his actress wife spend a tumultuous summer with another couple, both bit-part actors. Garrel’s themes of disillusionment and the end of love recur with deeply felt directness in this film of rich colors and heated emotions. The ghosts of the past, including movie history, haunt That Summer, which includes nods to Godard’s Contempt, scenes at Cinecittà, and the moving final screen appearance of the director’s father, the great Maurice Garrel.
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