Runtime: 100 mins
Language: French w/ English Subtitles
Director: François Ozon
Country: France, 2020
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay, Romance
STREAMING December 3rd - 6th
Over one hot summer in 1985, naive teenager Alexis falls deeply and dangerously in love with sexy David. The pair become inseparable on the beaches and dancefloors of sun-soaked Normandy. But devilish and spikey David sees himself as a free spirit and refuses to be tied down. How will Alexis respond when he realizes he can’t have David all to himself? Unabashedly queer, hotblooded and hormone-driven, this is a welcome return to the preoccupations of director Francois Ozon’s early career. Featuring superb 80’s styling and music from Rod Stewart, Bananarama and The Cure, Summer of ’85 is a breezy first-love flashback to more innocent times. Ozon’s latest recalls life not just before COVID-19 but, more importantly, before AIDS overshadowed what it meant to come out.