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The Safety of Objects: The Art of 'Summer Hours'new

Some undisclosed time after a celebratory birthday party at her posh but weather-beaten French country home, lively and elegant matriarch Hélène (Edith Scob) dies, leaving her eldest son Frédéric (Charles Berling) to divide the loot with his two siblings.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Addison Engelking  |  02-05-2010  |  Reviews

'Summer Hours' is a Simple Film, but That's its Greatest Strengthnew

The Musee d'Orsay commissioned four directors to create films that feature both the gallery and living French treasure Juliette Binoche. Olivier Assayas' Summer Hours is the second in this series.
Boise Weekly  |  Jeremiah Wierenga  |  07-08-2009  |  Reviews

Spell It Outnew

The film reduces Myla Goldberg's novel to a series of shallow metaphors, and it overplays every single one of them.
East Bay Express  |  Melissa Levine  |  11-15-2005  |  Reviews

Love, African Stylenew

A drama about Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in post-apartheid South Africa devolves into a clumsy romance.
SF Weekly  |  Melissa Levine  |  03-21-2005  |  Reviews

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