|Foreign Flicks: "Summer Hours" (France)|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Age Group(s): Adult, Senior Citizen
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Hélène Berthier (Edith Scob) passes away shortly after her 75th birthday party, at which she tells her three children, Frédéric (Charles Berling), Adrienne (Juliette Binoche), and Jérémie (Jérémie Renier), that they're free to do whatever they want with her belongings. The niece of a renowned painter, Hélène leaves behind a collection of art deco furnishings and precious objets d'art, including Musée d'Orsay-loaned pieces by Degas and Redon.
Location: Large Meeting Room
Were he a different kind of director, the superficial would lock horns with the righteous, but these characters aren't quite so simplistic. Frédéric, who resides in France with his wife and teenage daughter, wishes to leave everything as it is, but Adrienne lives in New York with her boyfriend (played by Clint Eastwood's son, Kyle) and Jérémie lives in China with his wife and young children, so they hatch a plan that meets everyone's unique needs. Largely devoid of music, once an Assayas signature, the movie ends with a raucous house party. Summer Hours marks a return to form for Assayas and offers a rewarding new twist on the family melodrama. --Kathleen C. Fennessy for amazon.comContact: Rachel Peterson
This film is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Popcorn and soda are provided. Please call 223-1309, ext. 501 or visit www.quincylibrary.org to make your reservation.
Contact Number: 223-1309, ext. 221
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