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29th Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 3 - 13, 2021

Summer of 85 Été 85


Screening Information

June 10 - June 11

Film Details

Countries France, Belgium
Year 2020
Running Time 90 MIN
Language French
Director François Ozon
Cast Félix Lefebvre,Benjamin Voisin,Philippine Velge,Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

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Nominated for 12 French Academy Awards, Summer of 85 is a sexy, romantic, love story captured in perfect period detail. The unparalleled intensity of first-time love is sumptuously rendered in François Ozon’s masterful coming of age tale. When charismatic David rescues Alex from a capsized boat, the two embark on a passionate relationship, fuelled by Alex’s all-consuming love. This cinematic adaptation of Aidan Chamber’s novel, Dance on My Grave also features astounding performances by the two young actors and a terrific 80s pop soundtrack that includes The Cure and Rod Stewart.

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Reviews "Summer of '85 has wit, warmth and charm to spare." (CineVue)

"An unassuming but potent look at the way young love bruises but forges identity." (Little White Lies)

Summer of 85 is an earnest coming-of-age romance that makes the most of its colourful eighties aesthetic and charming performances from newcomers Félix Lefebvre and Benjamin Voisin." (Daily Mirror)