‘Summer Hours’ (2008)

Olivier Assayas’ Summer Hours is about a French family whose 75-year-old matriarch (Edith Scob) passes away; the three adult children (Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jeremie Renier) must decide what to do with her precious heirlooms and works of art. Assayas has crafted a scenario that has all kinds of resonance, and a film of quiet triumphs. Read more [...]