Summertime

Thu 7 July / Cinemobile / 16.152016 / France / 105min
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“Perhaps the world is finally ready for a lesbian romance as direct and unapologetic as Summertime.— Variety

With La Belle Saison, veteran filmmaker Catherine Corsini explores the story of a love between two young women that is both unabashedly sexy and utterly realistic and compelling.

Setting the film between the bucolic French countryside and the streets of Paris in the 1970s, Corsini casts a steady eye on a twenty-year-old farm girl whose homosexuality becomes a source of anguish when her very traditional parents expect her to marry a local boy who — in their eyes — seems perfect for her.

Delphine takes a huge step in her life by picking up and moving to the big city. She finds an apartment and replaces her overalls with a leather jacket. It’s not long before Delphine is drawn to the dynamic Carole, who heads up a feminist group.

Director Catherine Corsini
Cast Cécile de France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky, Kévin Azaïs, Laetitia Dosch, Benjamin Bellecour, Sarah Suco
Script Catherine Corsini, Laurette Polmanss
Producer Elizabeth Perez