The Summer House (Les Estivants)
Director: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Section: Rendezvous with French Cinema
Country: France, Italy | Year: 2018
Language(s): French, Italian | Time: 127 mins
A large and beautiful property on the French Riviera. A place that seems out of time and sheltered from the rest of the world. Anna goes there with her daughter for a few days of vacation. Amidst her family, friends, and the house sta, Anna has to handle her recent break-up and the process of writing her next film.
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi is an Italian-French actress, screenwriter, and filmmaker. Her debut directorial feature, It’s Easier for a Camel (2003) received several awards at the Tribeca Film Festival. Her 2007 film, Actresses, received the Special Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival, and, in 2013, A Castle in Italy was nominated for the Palme d’Or.