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Francois Ozon's SUMMER OF 85

Far better than average gay coming-of-age film, and the boys are absolutely adorable.

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by Anonymousreply 17Last Wednesday at 5:46 PM

No one wants to watch films about eldergays.

by Anonymousreply 106/26/2021

Not available in the US yet, apparently.

by Anonymousreply 206/26/2021

No, it's opened in art houses. I saw it in a theater today.

by Anonymousreply 306/26/2021

And R3, what did you think of it?

by Anonymousreply 406/26/2021

It's first-rate. The acting is excellent, top to bottom. Benjamin Voisin as the seductive, devouring, 18-year-old narcissist is sensational.

by Anonymousreply 506/26/2021

Another coming of age film?

We definitely haven't seen enough of those.

by Anonymousreply 606/26/2021

It's an interesting movie. I adore Ozon, and I would not say this is one of greatest. But, like all his movies, it stays with you in spite of its flaws. And magical and unexpected use of Rod Stewart's "Sailing".

by Anonymousreply 706/27/2021

I watched the film last night. I thought the first half of the movie was very good. The boys are charming and sexy, even if their character’s are particularly well developed or consistent. I thought the second half was a bit of a train wreck and barely made any sense to me.

by Anonymousreply 806/27/2021

So is this the 80’s version of the movie Come undone?

by Anonymousreply 906/27/2021

The filmmaker was going to call it Summer of '84, yet he really wanted to use The Cure's "In Between Days" in the film.

Robert Smith agreed to the use of the song in the film, only if he changed the title, since the song came out in '85.

by Anonymousreply 1006/27/2021


Wouldn't it also have been a problem that there already is a film called "Summer of 84" which came out not long ago?

by Anonymousreply 11Last Wednesday at 10:16 AM

Not a gay movie but loved 8 Femmes (8 Women), by François Ozon. Perfect casting and a good script, great sets and costumes and there is some musical scenes. Here with English subtitles.

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by Anonymousreply 12Last Wednesday at 10:30 AM

^ A ksort of hollywood movies parody

by Anonymousreply 13Last Wednesday at 10:37 AM


by Anonymousreply 14Last Wednesday at 10:37 AM

Terrible ending. Not a good film

by Anonymousreply 15Last Wednesday at 11:00 AM

I loved his Criminal Lovers. It was a weird version of Hansel and Gretel. The witch the cottage was a man who Jeremie Renier ended up fucking.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Wednesday at 11:12 AM

Criminal Lovers was fantastic. Was it implied the guy had developed feelings for his captor at the end?

by Anonymousreply 17Last Wednesday at 5:46 PM
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