Summertime (La Belle Saison) is a story of lesbian love, familial duty, and the difficulty in unifying the disparate parts of a gay person’s identity.
Comely and capable farm girl Delphine leaves the French countryside to experience 1970s Paris. There she falls in with a flock of feminists, and eventually falls into a deep love affair with a woman named Carole. When tragedy compels Delphine to return home, Carole follows, and soon their disparate city-versus-country loyalties test the limits of their affection. Expect numerous graphic, languorous sex scenes that recall (but don’t rival) those of 2013’s Blue Is The Warmest Color. THE WORD: The film feels true — daring to end with a realistic whimper rather than an artificial bang. COMING TO: Theaters
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