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      92% Tomatometer 59 Reviews 73% Audience Score 500+ Ratings In 1971, Carole and Delphine meet and fall in love. When Carole follows Delphine back to her family farm, the two find lesbianism and feminism are not as easy in the countryside. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      Summertime (La Belle Saison) presents a well-acted, beautifully framed period romance that offers a refreshing perspective on its era in the bargain.

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      Kate Muir Times (UK) Summertime is a gorgeously shot film by the French director Catherine Corsini that swoons over a lesbian love affair between Ccile de France and Izia Higelin. Rated: 3/5 Oct 10, 2016 Full Review David Stratton The Australian The film is distinguished by magnificent photography by Jeanne Lapoirie and by the insightful screenplay by the director and Laurette Polmanss. It's enjoying a very limited cinema release, but is well worth checking out. Rated: 4/5 Sep 16, 2016 Full Review Yonca Talu Film Comment Magazine The juxtaposition of pulsating Paris with the static and reactionary countryside yields a compelling metaphor for Delphine's moral conundrum...What's frustrating about Summertime is its sometimes overly didactic tone. Sep 6, 2016 Full Review Allie Esslinger Curve What veteran director Catherine Corsini is able to do with the powerhouse performances by [Cécile De France and Izïa Higelin] is to weave the familiar moments of self-discovery into the broader narrative of the early days of the feminist movement. May 23, 2022 Full Review Alexander Ryll Gay Essential A classic summer-of-love tale where the struggle to come out of the closet are the central themes, Summertime is set in the 70s making the most of its gorgeous cinematography and attentive period detail. Rated: 3.5/5 Sep 15, 2019 Full Review Alexa Dalby Dog and Wolf The three women -- Delphine, Carole and Delphine's mother -- represent three very different perspectives on the changing -- or unchanging -- role of women. Rated: 3/5 Feb 20, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      PridePosterStudios Cheating, homophobia, unhappy ending…ugh! Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/09/24 Full Review isla s This is a not entirely gripping film to start with but by the end, I did find it quite engrossing. Its relatively poignant at times, although I imagine some may feel uncomfortable with the female nudity and sex scenes, of which there certainly are some. Its the mix of personality types with the two main characters, Carole and Delphine, that intrigued me. I thought the ending was good - I won't give away any spoilers but towards half way through I felt a little unsure what substance the film had and by the end, I realised that it was a somewhat powerful film and not in a purely smutty sort of a way. I suppose its partly about the differences of opinion held by younger and older generations in the time its set in (the very early 1970s). Also the feminism theme may (or may not) interest people. I would recommend this film, yes. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I can't find anything wrong with this film; the scenery is beautiful, the acting superb. Knocked half a star off because the plot didn't present very many surprising events, but it was certainly enjoyable nonetheless. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Torn between love and duty, Delphine has to make a difficult decision. Stirring score by Gregoire Hetzel and lovely cinematography that makes great use of the golden hour in the countryside. Very good performances by all cast members too. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A wonderful and emotional movie giving rise to introspection and deep concern for all the people portrayed. You cannot help rooting for them......and accepting the paths that all take in the end. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review marya b It appears nigh impossible for a same sex love story to end happily & credibly. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In 1971, Carole and Delphine meet and fall in love. When Carole follows Delphine back to her family farm, the two find lesbianism and feminism are not as easy in the countryside.
      Catherine Corsini
      Elisabeth Perez
      Catherine Corsini, Laurette Polmanss
      Strand Releasing
      Production Co
      Chaz Productions, Artémis Productions, France 3 Cinéma
      Romance, Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 22, 2016, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 15, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 45m
      Sound Mix
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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