Summer of 85 (2020)
Été 85 (original title)
1h 40min | Drama | 14 July 2020 (France)
What do you dream of when you’re 16 years old and in a seaside resort in Normandy in the 1980s? A best friend? A lifelong teen pact? Scooting off on adventures on a boat or a motorbike? Living life at breakneck speed? No. You dream of death. Because you can’t get a bigger kick than dying. And that’s why you save it till the very end. The summer holidays are just beginning, and this story recounts how Alexis grew into himself.
I’ve seen a lot of ‘gay’ movies and a lot of coming of age movies and a lot of movies that combine both, but it is rare to see this in such great quality. The story hasn’t many surprising twists, but the movie doesn’t need those. It is a story of all times, metoculously set in one specific time and told in a very skillfull and loving fashion.
The casting, acting, art-direction, all are superb and enticing. The young actors seem to have great carriers ahead.
Director: François Ozon
Writers: Aidan Chambers (novel), François Ozon (adaptation)
Stars: Félix Lefebvre, Benjamin Voisin, Philippine Velge
Country: France | Belgium
Language: French | English
Release Date: 14 July 2020 (France)
Also Known As: Summer of 85
Filming Locations: Le Tréport, Seine-Maritime, France
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 811 MiB
Duration : 1 h 40 min
Overall bit rate : 1 127 kb/s