GenreDrama, Family Budget4 million EUR WriterOlivier Assayas LanguageFrench
Release date5 March 2008 (France) CastJuliette Binoche (Adrienne), Charles Berling (Frédéric), Jérémie Renier (Jérémie), Édith Scob (Hélène), Dominique Reymond (Lisa), Valérie Bonneton (Angela) Similar moviesThe Way Way Back, Self/less, Mr. Hulot's Holiday, National Lampoon Presents: Surf Party, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, Summer of 8
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Summer Hours (French: L'Heure d'été) is a 2008 French drama film directed by Olivier Assayas. It is the second in a series of films produced by Musée d'Orsay, after Flight of the Red Balloon. In the film, two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession.
The film received its United States premiere on October 1, 2008, at the 46th New York Film Festival. The Criterion Collection released a special edition of the film on April 20, 2010.
The film was named the ninth "Best Film of the 21st Century So Far" in 2017 by The New York Times.
Summer hours official trailer
Charles Berling as Frédéric Marly
Juliette Binoche as Adrienne Marly
Jérémie Renier as Jérémie Marly
Édith Scob as Hélène Berthier
Dominique Reymond as Lisa Marly
Valérie Bonneton as Angela Marly
Isabelle Sadoyan as Éloïse
Alice de Lencquesaing as Sylvie
Principal photography began in Paris on June 4 and was completed on July 27, 2007.
The film was known under the working titles Souvenirs du Valois and Printemps Passé.
Summer Hours was a critical triumph. It received 93% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, and was one of the most highly decorated foreign-language films in the United States in 2009. The film won and was nominated for numerous critics' awards:
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Language Film
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (nominated)
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language film (nominated)
Houston Film Critics Society Awards (nominated)
Online Film Critics Society Awards (nominated)
Denver Film Critics Society (nominated)
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards (nominated)
Édith Scob was nominated for a César Award for her portrayal of Hélène.