SUMMER HOURS
L’HEURE D’ÉTÉ
2008, IFC Films, 108 min, France, Dir: Olivier Assayas

Juliette Binoche stars in this haunting family drama from director Olivier Assayas, which follows three siblings as they grapple with the death of their mother (Edith Scob). Tasked with dispersing their mother’s valuable assets, Adrienne (Binoche) and her brothers, Frédéric (Charles Berling) and Jérémie (Jérémie Renier), begin to realize their deeply personal attachments to their inheritance, as their childhood memories flood back into focus only to fade once more. “In spite of its modest scale, tactful manner and potentially dowdy subject matter, [the film] is packed nearly to bursting with rich meaning and deep implication.” - A. O. Scott, The New York Times.


WHITE ELEPHANT
ELEFANTE BLANCO
2012, 110 min, Argentina, Dir: Pablo Trapero

Father Julian (Ricardo Darin), a middle-aged priest privately battling a brain tumor, and young Father Nicolas (Jeremie Renier) have their mission in one of the most dangerous slums of Buenos Aires, distinctive for a massive dilapidating structure nicknamed the "White Elephant.” Julian struggles to keep a housing project from interference by government officials and church heads, while Nicolas dabbles in a forbidden romance with social worker Luciana (Martina Gusman), who is also trying to help the inhabitants of the shanty town. Nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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