Sunday, July 8, 2012
Hot Burning Summer
A BURNING HOT SUMMER, a searing drama starring Monica Bellucci and Louis Garrel from French master Philippe Garrel (Regular Lovers), examines the once-happy marriage between brooding painter Frédéric (Louis Garrel, the director’s son) and his movie-star wife Angèle (Bellucci) as it hits the rocks. When another young couple—actors Paul (Jérôme Robart/Frontier of Dawn, Regular Lovers) and Elisabeth (Céline Sallette/House of Pleasures, Marie Antoinette)—joins them on a Roman holiday, tensions and passions flare. The film features a score by the Velvet Underground’s John Cale, with the legendary Maurice Garrel (the director’s father) in his final role.- ifc films
Looking for something French on your watchlist? This might be the one to consider.