Summertime Is For Lovers of Lesbian Fare

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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.

Summertime train station scene

Image courtesy of Strand Releasing

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

Last modified: September 29, 2017